Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt tweeted to deny calling the Commonwealth Games "a bit s***" on Wednesday morning.
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.
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."
Bolt's manager Ricky Simms told BBC Sport the remarks attributed to the athlete 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."
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.
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.
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.
"I always stay in the athletes' village, it's always fun to be among the athletes, it makes you relax more.
"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."