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Bolt skips Opening Ceremony

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Usain Bolt runs during training at a Pre-Games camp in Rio de Janeiro.

Jamaican star Usain Bolt sat out last night's Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, choosing to stay at the Olympic Village instead.

Bolt, who carried Jamaica's flag at the 2012 Games in London, confirmed through his Snapchat account ahead of the ceremony that he would be skipping the activities that took place inside Brazil's legendary Maracana Stadium because he felt too lazy.

"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 teammates 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," he said.

Bolt recently recovered from a hamstring injury and this is believed to have played a part in his decision to stay off his feet during the four-hour ceremony.

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