Commonwealth Games: Bolt still ignites a spark of interest

Usain Bolt was late - eight minutes and 55 seconds to be exact. In that time, the retired Jamaican sprint king could have completed his world-record 9.58sec century sprint almost 56 times.

But the 100-strong crowd at the Drumley Conference Centre at the Commonwealth Games Main Media Centre forgave him, and took in every word the 31-year-old uttered.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2018, with the headline 'Bolt still ignites a spark of interest'. Print Edition | Subscribe