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No Bolt for Rio Opening Ceremony

Published:Friday | August 5, 2016 | 8:08 PM
Bolt, who carried Jamaica's flag at the 2012 Games in London, confirmed through his Snapchat account that he will be skipping tonight's ceremony inside Brazil's legendary Maracana Stadium.

Jamaican star Usain Bolt will not be attending tonight's Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bolt, who carried Jamaica's flag at the 2012 Games in London, confirmed through his Snapchat account that he will be skipping tonight's ceremony inside Brazil's legendary Maracana Stadium.

"Opening Ceremony time but I won't be there people, all the busses are out," he said.

Bolt later took a video of his Jamaican team-mates getting ready to leave the Olympic Village for the ceremony, stating that he was too lazy to make the trip himself: "Looks like the whole squad is out, road movements. One big lazy par me den pon today, no movement for me."

Fellow sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will lead the Jamaican contingent inside the stadium tonight after she was selected to be Jamaica's 11th flag-bearer at the Summer Olympic Games.