Fri, September 20, 2013

Olympic rules drive Usain insane

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins the Men's 100meter final at Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Olympic games. Sunday August 5, 2012. AL CHAREST/CALGARY SUN/QMI AGENCY

All in all, Usain Bolt isn’t crazy about what he calls the “crazy rules” of the London Olympic Games.

In fact, Bolt spoke out about them in frustrated tones after winning the 100-metre dash at the Olympic Stadium Sunday.

“These Games have been OK,” said Bolt. “A little different from Beijing. And there’s a lot of rules. Oh my god, why is there so much rules? I’ve never been to a championship where you can’t do nothing.”

When asked which rules upset him, the world’s greatest sprinter elaborated.

“It’s weird some of the rules,” he said. He tried to wear his hat into the stadium last night. They told him he couldn’t.

“Like, why?” he asked.

“It’s just a rule,” he was told.

“I had my skipping rope in my bag and they said I can’t bring it in. And I said why, and they said, it’s just a rule. So if I have a rubber band that I need to take inside and strength, I can’t take it inside because it’s a rule,” he said. “But I’m going to need it. But its a rule. So it’s some weird, small rules that make any sense to me.”

And that wasn’t all. Bolt was told how to line up to begin the race and was confused by the control around him.

“I was at the line and the guy was telling me to line up and stay in a straight line. I’m like, really, I’m about to run and you’re going to tell me to run in a straight line? So it’s kind of weird these rules. They don’t make a lot of sense to me personally.”