Glasgow 2014: Usain Bolt claims journalists makes stories which are nonsense


Usain Bolt has described claims he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games as “nonsense”.

The Times newspaper quoted the Olympic 100m champion as saying he was “not really” having fun in Glasgow.

It also claimed 27-year-old Bolt, who is due to run in the 4x100m relay heats for Jamaica on Friday, said the London Olympics had been better.

But Bolt said on Twitter: “I’m waking up to this nonsense.. journalist please don’t create lies to make headlines”.

Earlier, Bolt’s manager, Ricky Simms, told the BBC the newspaper reports were “utter rubbish”.

Simms added: “The atmosphere in and around the stadiums has been absolutely fantastic and I have absolutely no idea where these quotes have come from.”

The Times claimed Bolt had been waiting in the rain for his car to arrive shortly after meeting members of the royal family at the athletes’ village in the east end of Glasgow on Tuesday.