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Bolt denies slur on Glasgow Games
30 Jul 2014 12:12
Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt tweeted to deny calling the Commonwealth Games "a bit s***" on Wednesday morning.
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Bolt was reported in the Times to have made the remark outside the athletes' village on Tuesday, also replying "not really" when asked if he was having fun in Glasgow.
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But the six-time Olympic champion responded on his Twitter feed by saying: "I'm waking up to this nonsense..journalist please don't create lies to make headlines."
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Bolt's manager Ricky Simms told BBC Sport the remarks attributed to the athlete were "utter rubbish".
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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."
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Bolt arrived in Glasgow last Saturday morning and, at a press conference in the main press centre, confirmed he would be running the 4 x 100 metres relay heats on Friday as well as in the sprint relay final on Saturday, the final day of athletics competition.
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The 27-year-old confirmed he would be staying in the athletes' village but added that he would be spending most of his time in his room.
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Asked on Saturday what he expected from Glasgow, he said: "A lot of rain maybe, seeing a lot of kilts around the place. I didn't come here with expectations, I'm just coming out and trying to see the country. I guess they will try to show me their culture.
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"I always stay in the athletes' village, it's always fun to be among the athletes, it makes you relax more.
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"I try not to walk around the village too much because I tend to take a lot of pictures. I will stay in my room most of the time."
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