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.