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Famous faces tweet support after Bolt 's***' claims

Famous faces have taken to Twitter to share their support for Usain Bolt, following recent allegations that he called the commonwealth Games "a bit s***".

Former English footballer Gary Lineker and TV presenter Piers Morgan tweeted today:

The Jamaican sprinter has said the claims were "nonsense".

Security staff 'sacked for taking selfie' with Usain Bolt

Two Commonwealth Games security guards have been sacked after taking "selfies" with the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, the Evening Standard has reported.

Security guards approached the Jamaican sprinter for a photograph earlier this week while he was training at a venue known as Lesser Hampden, it was claimed.

One volunteer from Hampden Park told the paper: “The [supervisor] was saying we shouldn’t be doing that with our mobile phones."

“Everyone was taking photographs of him but these two guys got punted [sacked].”

Jamaica's Usain Bolt watches the netball match between Jamaica and New Zealand at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Credit: PA

The sports star is not believed to have played any role in the guards' dismissal.

A statement released by Glasgow 2014 said: "Sword Security can confirm three members of contract security staff have been removed from roles at Glasgow 2014's training facilities at Lesser Hampden after breaching conditions of their employment.

"All three are still employed by the company but are no longer working at Glasgow 2014. Sword Security's policies are designed to ensure the privacy of athletes is fully respected in the lead-up to and during competition."


Usain Bolt's manager rejects slur claim as 'utter rubbish'

Usain Bolt's manager has dismissed a report claiming the athlete described the Commonwealth Games as "a bit s***" as "utter rubbish".

The atmosphere in and around the stadiums has been absolutely fantastic and I have absolutely no idea where these quotes have come from.

– Ricky Simms, speaking to BBC Sport

Bolt flies flag for Jamaica as he hails 'awesome' Games

Usain Bolt has put in a passionate supporting role at the Commonwealth Games after hitting back at a report which claimed he had slurred the Glasgow event.

Usain Bolt was seen laughing as he watched his Jamaican compatriots take on New Zealand in a netball match at the Games. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire
Bolt flew the flag for his nation after The Times reported the star athlete had labelled the Games as 's***'. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire
He has rejected the claims on Twitter and later said he thinks the Games in the Scottish city are 'awesome'. Credit: TRACEY NEARMY/AAP/Press Association Images

Commonwealth Games: We take Bolt at his word

The Commonwealth Games Federation said it was "pleased" with Usain Bolt's response to this morning's allegations that he had called the Glasgow 2014 Games "a bit s***".

The world's fastest runner denied the allegations in a tweet today, saying: "I'm waking up to this nonsense..journalist please don't create lies to make headlines."

Glasgow 2014 spokeswoman, Jackie Brock-Doyle, said: "I think he woke up to the story like everyone else. His tweet says it all. He has woken up to something he didn't believe he said yesterday."

Jamaica's Usain Bolt during a press conference at the MPC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Credit: PA

Chief executive Mike Hooper said: "We take Mr Bolt at his word. We're very pleased with how he's responded."

He described the Jamiacan sprinter as "very upbeat, very positive, very focused on delivering for his fellow countrymen in the relay events".

Speaking about the Games, Mr Hooper added: "We're not trying to be the Olympic Games. We're about the celebration of the Commonwealth, sport and culture within the Commonwealth, and what a fantastic event we are seeing here in Glasgow."

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