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Bolt upset over report

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games.

A day after mingling with British royalty at the Glasgow athletes' village, Bolt scrambled yesterday to deny that he made derogatory comments about the so-called "friendly games".

The Jamaican sprint star, who is only competing in the 4x100 relay here, was quoted as telling The Times of London on Tuesday that he was "not really" having fun in Glasgow, and using a word that derided the caliber of the games.

Bolt took to Twitter to complain about the comments attributed to him, posting: "I'm waking up to this nonsense ... journalist please don't create lies to make headlines."

The Times defended its reporting, claiming on its website that Bolt performed a "U-turn" when he described the games as "awesome" on Wednesday.

"We stand by this story 100 per cent," said Angus Macleod, the newspaper's Scottish editor.

"We have utter confidence in this story."

The paper also published an apparent transcript of the interview, starting with reporter Katie Gibbons identifying herself as being from The Times.








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