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Big-name athletes absent from Commonwealth Games

Mo Farah and Usain Bolt celebrate together after their gold medal successes at London 2012. Credit: PA

Jessica Ennis-Hill announced that she is pregnant and will miss the Glasgow games.

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah said he might skip the Commonwealth Games to recover from his first London Marathon in April.

World-record-breaking Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt says he will probably only run in the 200m if he competes at all in Glasgow.

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Bolt: 'I have to stay vigilant to remain drug free'

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has revealed that he has to stay "constantly vigilant" to remain drug free.

Athletics has been blighted by doping scandals in recent months after athletes, including the former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, tested positive for banned substances.

The multiple Olympic champion says he makes sure he works with people he trusts as ITV News' Paul Davies reports:

Read: Sporting credibility at stake in corrosive doping scandal

Bolt: I think David Moyes heard my angry video message

The world's fastest man and Manchester United fan Usain Bolt has told ITV News that he is sure David Moyes "heard" his recent Instagram video message in which the sprinter said the Old Trafford boss needed to invest in his midfield.

"I was sitting at home and watching the game (against Liverpool) and I saw that in the midfield is where we are most weakest so I was just voicing my concern.

"I think David Moyes heard, I'm sure, because it was all over the news. I think he surely got that message. He got (Marouane) Fellaini (in) and (Shinji) Kagawa is now playing so the team is much better and a lot more stable."

Read: Usain Bolt in angry video message to United manager

Read: Bolt reconsidering Rio 2016 Olympics retirement plan

Bolt reconsidering Rio 2016 Olympics retirement plan

Six-time Olympic Games gold medallist Usain Bolt has said he is reconsidering his plans to retire after Rio 2016.
Six-time Olympic Games gold medallist Usain Bolt has said he is reconsidering his plans to retire after Rio 2016. Credit: Five News

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is reconsidering his retirement after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and says he is likely to compete for a further year after that.

In an interview with Channel 5 News at his autobiography book launch at London's Selfridges store, he said: "I am definitely reconsidering. I think my fans especially have really voiced their concern about me retiring.

"They think I should carry on and so do my sponsors. I have discussed it with my coach and he says it is possible. We will see what happens but it's on the cards that I will extend it by one more year."

Watch the interview on the Channel 5 website.

Read: Fans queue to catch glimpse of Usain Bolt in London

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Fans queue to catch glimpse of Usain Bolt in London

Hundreds of fans have queued in London to catch a glimpse of the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, as he signs copies of his new book 'Faster Than Lightning' in Selfridges.

Six-time Olympic Games gold medallist Usain Bolt recently revealed he will retire after the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Six-time Olympic Games gold medallist Usain Bolt recently revealed he will retire after the Rio 2016 Olympics. Credit: Usain Bolt Instagram

Read: Usain Bolt: Setting goals is the key to my success

Usain Bolt: Setting goals is the key to my success

Six-time Olympic Games gold medallist Usain Bolt has told ITV News that the key to his success in continually setting goals in life.

At the launch of his new autobiography 'Faster Than Lightning' in London, the world's fastest man said: "If you want to be the best, or you want to strive for more, you've got to set goals in life."

Read: Usain Bolt to retire after Rio 2016 Olympics

Usain Bolt to retire after Rio 2016 Olympics

Olympic gold winner Usain Bolt. Credit: Press Association

Usain Bolt says he plans to retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

But the sprinter told a news conference he wants to win another gold before retiring for good.

He revealed: "If I want to be among the greats of (Muhammad) Ali and Pele and all these guys I have to continue dominating until I retire.

"If I'm in great shape and I go there and do what I have to do, I think it would be a good time to retire on top and having dominated for so long."

Usain Bolt in angry video message to United manager

A screen shot from Usain Bolt's video message. Credit: Instagram / usainbolt

World record-breaking sprinter Usain Bolt has recorded an angry video message aimed at the Manchester United manager minutes after the team's 1-0 defeat to Liverpool.

"I'm Usain Bolt," begins the message. "I'm a big fan of Manchester United. Dave Moyes, we need a creative midfielder. One that can pass and create opportunities. Right now.

"More control," concludes Bolt. "Serious face."

Click here to watch Bolt's Instagram video.

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