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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Kim Collins Kicked Out Of the Olympic Games


Olympic sprinter Kim Collins of St. Kitts & Nevis took to social media Saturday to announce that he will not be running the 100 meters at London.

Collins, who won the 100-meter world title in 2003, was punished for breaking the team discipline rules by leaving the athletes' village.

"Kim has not been in camp the last couple of days," St. Kitts and Nevis team spokesman Lester Hanley told the Associated Press.

Collins said he was only trying to see his family. The Guardian reported that Collins initially posted the following message on this Facebook page:

"Hours before my 5th 100m olympic race, i now find out i cant run,all because i was in a hotel with my wife/coach. S.K.N.O.C REALLY? Are you freakig kiddin me!!!!!!!!"

He announced on Twitter Saturday: "My fans. I won't lie. Won't be running later tonight. …For those who saw me run in Mexico. That's the last time I represent my country."

Then he followed up by tweeting: "Even men in prison get their wives to visit."

Collins, 36, was competing in his fifth Olympics and carried the flag for St. Kitts & Nevis at the opening ceremony.

Collins is still entered in the 200 and the 4x100 relay and could still run.

"That I can't answer at this point whether they will give it further consideration," Hanley said.
credit : usatoday.