The Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has described claims he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games as "nonsense".
The Times newspaper quoted the Olympic 100 metres champion as saying he was "not really" having fun in Glasgow.
Bolt said on Twitter: "I'm waking up to this nonsense.. journalist please don't create lies to make headlines".
He later told reporters he thought the Games were "awesome", but the Times said it was standing by its story.
It is understood the reporter who wrote the story has "verbatim notes" of her conversation with Bolt.
Bolt did not comment when asked about the Times article as he arrived to watch Jamaica play New Zealand at netball.
The 27-year-old athlete appeared relaxed, posing for photographs and signing autographs before joining in with a Mexican wave.
As he left the venue, he shouted "awesome" to reporters who asked how he felt about the Games.