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Usain Bolt denies calling Commonwealth Games 'a bit s***'

Organisers of the Commonwealth Games sought to limit the long-term damage to the competition’s international reputation tonight after the world’s most famous athlete Usain Bolt was reported to have delivered a crushing verdict on his experience there and describing the sporting jamboree as “a bit shit”.

Usain Bolt speaks to reporters in Glasgow

Usain Bolt: I did not say the Commonwealth Games were 'a bit s***'

Jamaican sprint king had appeared to criticise the Glasgow Games

Adam Gemili is all smiles after his time of 10.10sec was good enough to secure silver in the 100m final

Commonwealth Games 2014: Adam Gemili says 100m medal is just the beginning

When Usain Bolt wins gold in the 100 metres, he has a penchant for treating himself to chicken nuggets. For Adam Gemili, silver in the Commonwealth Games meant celebrating with a protein shake and an ice bath.

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Laura Weightman puts final gloss on silver night for England

Athlete produces the run of her life to finish second behind Faith Kibiegon in the 1500m

Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee on their way to winning medals in the mens triathlon

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"If the leaders don’t ask us to change it, what are we supposed to do?" asks stadium official

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Michael Shelley wins Marathon gold in Glasgow

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Michelle-Lee Ahye running from the 'rough' times

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Usain Bolt dispels the doubts and finally reports for duty

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Hannah England

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Alistair completes set of golds by strolling to win in Brownlees’ triathlon duel

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Commonwealth Games Diary: Sir Chris Hoy asked for ID – to enter his own velodrome

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