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Tweet row Usain Bolt hails Glasgow Games as 'awesome'

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said he is having an "awesome" Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after reports he slurred the event.

The fastest man in the world is said to have told the Times the Games were “a bit s***” and that he was “not really” having fun in Scotland.

Jamaican Bolt (27) sent a tweet dismissing the report but the newspaper said it stands by the story.

The six-time Olympic champion is said to have made the comments outside the athletes' village yesterday but said on Twitter this morning: “I'm waking up to this nonsense..journalist please don't create lies to make headlines.”

He appeared relaxed during a later appearance at the SECC where he cheered on Jamaica in the netball waving his national flag.

All camera lenses were on the star who smiled and clapped during the match which saw his side beaten by New Zealand.

Security was tight as he left the hall at around 1pm but he stopped to sign autographs and shouted “awesome” in response to reporters' questions about his enjoyment of the Games.

Bolt arrived in Glasgow at the weekend and confirmed he would be running the 4x100m relay heats on Friday ahead of the sprint relay final which takes place the following day.

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