• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

The Usain Bolt interview: what the Times says sprint star said

This is the transcript of Usain Bolt's now infamous interview in Glasgow, which spawned the "a bit sh*t" row, according to the Times.

Angus Macleod, the newspaper's Scottish editor, said he stood by the story "100%".

The encounter was reportedly as follows:

:: Katie Gibbons (KG, Times reporter): Hi Usain, I'm Katie Gibbons, a reporter from The Times. Nice to meet you.

:: Usain Bolt (UB): Hi.

:: KG: How are you?

:: UB: (Shrugs)

:: KG: So are you enjoying the games? Are you having fun?

:: UB: No.

:: KG: Really, why not?

:: UB: I'm just not... it's a bit sh*t. (Shrugs, looks up to grey sky).

:: KG: What do you mean?

:: UB: I've only been here two days.

:: KG: Is it like the Olympics?

:: UB: Nah. Olympics were better.

:: KG: Really, how?

:: UB: (Shrugs).

:: KG: Where are you off to now?

:: UB: To do some business.

Contextual targeting label: 
Sport

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

251467