Olympics axe still grinds with Kim Collins
Monday 28 January 2013
Five months on, Kim Collins was still shaking his head at the mention of London 2012. "I am the first man to get in trouble for allegedly having sex with his wife," the veteran Caribbean sprinter said, after finishing runner-up to Dwain Chambers in the 60m at the British Athletics Glasgow International Match. "I really don't understand the logic behind it."
Collins, the world 100m champion in 2003, was stripped of his Olympic accreditation by St Kitts and Nevis officials after leaving the Olympic Village – allegedly without their permission – to visit his wife, Paula, who also happens to be his coach, and their children at a London hotel.
Collins, who carried his country's flag in the opening ceremony, insists he did have permission and has vowed never to run for St Kitts again.
"I'm the most senior athlete on the planet, so at what point do you cut me some slack – even though they knew it was happening before it happened?" he said.
Collins decided to go ahead with his arrangements to compete in Glasgow after his half-brother, Winston Brown, was shot dead by police who were attending a domestic disturbance in St Kitts last Tuesday. "It's what my brother would have wanted," he said.
Latest in Sport
Hector Bellerin: How saying no to Barcelona paid off for Bellerin - and Arsenal
Paul Scholes column: With Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
'I am the president of everybody': What Sepp Blatter said after winning re-election as Fifa president
Fifa bomb threat: Swiss authorities confirm a bomb threat has been made at the Fifa Congress
Michel Platini to consider pulling England and other Uefa members out of the World Cup if Sepp Blatter wins Fifa election
- 1 Saudi Arabia mosque bombing: Two volunteer security guards hailed as heroes for stopping Isis suicide bomber reaching worshippers
- 2 Maisie Williams has an excellent message for one confused fan
- 3 There is something wrong but very right about this Bible illustration
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Tampon tax scrapped in Canada after petition convinces conservative government
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
£14000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity for the ...
£14000 - £17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Full time Administrator/Secreta...
£16500 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: One of the leading Mercedes-Ben...
£27500 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...