At the time reports out of Brazil and the British press painted a picture of Bolt as a womaniser.
However, in a recent interview with GQ magazine the sprint legend said that the British press shouldn’t judge him based on their culture.
“The British press is always trying to make me out to be this bad guy who loves women and how all I do is women and stuff. I was telling this English press guy, you can’t judge a different culture by your own culture. In England when you get famous the first thing you do is get married and have kids. In Jamaica it’s different, like my parents had me and they got married 11 years later,” Bolt told GQ magazine.
“In Jamaica we wine on each other. It’s our culture. People see it the first time, they’re like, What is going on? It’s like they are having sex in the club! No, that’s just the culture. It’s how we are.”