Bolt criticises Games - report

Usain Bolt has reportedly expressed his unhappiness at the Commonwealth Games

Usain Bolt has reportedly expressed his unhappiness at the Commonwealth Games

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Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt remarked that the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games were "a bit s***", according to a report in Wednesday's Times newspaper.

Bolt is reported to have been waiting in the rain for his car to arrive after briefly leaving the athletes' village when he made the passing remark.

Asked if he was having fun in Scotland he is reported by the Times to have responded, "not really".

The six-time Olympic champion arrived in Glasgow last Saturday morning and, at a press conference in the main press centre, confirmed he would be running the 4x100 metres relay heats on Friday as well as in the sprint relay final on Saturday, the final day of athletics competition.

Bolt confirmed he would be staying in the athletes' village but added that he would be spending most of his time in his room.

Bolt has yet to race this year after taking time to recover from a foot injury but said he was in "pretty good shape" and looking forward to getting races under his belt.

He also said he was eager to make his Commonwealth Games debut having missed the Melbourne Games through injury in 2006 and not appearing at the Delhi Games in 2010, which were held in October.

Bolt's decision to compete in Glasgow gave the Games a huge boost with other stars like Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mark Cavendish not appearing in Glasgow.

But it remains to be seen what kind of reception he receives from the Hampden Park crowd when he competes in the 4x100m relay heats on Friday night in the light of his reported remarks.

The three heats are timed for 2135, 2143 and 2151 with the sprint relay final being held at 2115 on Saturday night, wrapping up the athletics programme.

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