Bolt reportedly says Commonwealth Games are 'a bit s---'

Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts as he watches the netball match between Jamaica and New Zealand at the...

Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts as he watches the netball match between Jamaica and New Zealand at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 30, 2014. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 4:08 PM ET

The fastest man in the world appears to be making an abrupt u-turn.

On Tuesday, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was quoted by the Times of London as saying the Commonwealth Games are "a bit s---“ and that "the Olympics are better.”

He added he was "not really" having a good time so far in Glasgow, Scotland.

Bolt took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to call the Times’ report "nonsense."

In the same tweet, the global star added a plea to journalists: "Please don't create lies to make headlines."

The Times is "100%" sticking behind its story, according to another British newspaper, The Guardian, despite The Times not having an audio recording of the conversation between Bolt and reporter Katie Gibbons.

Officials denied media access to Bolt on Wednesday, creating distance between the 27-year-old and a horde of hungry reporters following up on the controversial comments printed by The Times.

Six-time Olympic gold medalist Bolt has missed most of the 2014 season due to a foot injury. However, he is scheduled to take part in his country's 4x100-metre relay heat on Thursday and the finals, assuming Jamaica advances, on Saturday.

More than 6,000 athletes and officials from 71 countries have flocked to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, which run from July 23 to August 3.

 


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