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Bolt denies calling Commonwealth Games s***

ESPN staff
July 30, 2014
Usain Bolt showed no sign of his "off day" when talking to Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry © Getty Images

Usain Bolt has denied describing the Commonwealth Games as "a bit shit" after The Times reported the sprinter was not enjoying himself at the Glasgow showpiece.

According to the newspaper, Bolt left the athletes' village in Glasgow looking stony faced and claiming that "the Olympics were better" before saying "not really" when asked if he was having fun in Scotland. He then allegedly made his controversial claim about the Commonwealth Games.

But Bolt took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to dismiss the accusations.

True or not, a Commonwealth Games spokesman said Bolt's comments amounted to nothing more than a bad mood.

"The Glasgow Games have so far been fantastic and everyone there, including the competing athletes, seems to be having a brilliant time," he said. "Bolt must just be having an off day."

Bolt will run in the 4x100 metre relay on Saturday.

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