A sprinter from the Caribbean island of St Kitts & Nevis was dropped from country’s team one day before he was due to run in the 100m race.
Former world champion Kim Collins was axed from his team on Saturday for taking an unauthorized trip from the Olympic village to visit his wife and family in a London hotel.
Shortly after he was removed from his team, an angry Collins told his followers on Twitter he would no longer represent his country in any more races and his race in Mexico was his last.
“For those of you who saw me run in Mexico, that’s the last time I represent my country,” Collins tweeted.
He then went on to say: “My fans, I won’t lie. I won’t be running later tonight@LON2012.”
Collins then went on to do a radio interview where he said, “I would have had better luck if I’d gone off with some chick and came back in time. They’re asking me to abandon my wife for my team; it’s not going to happen. This is how it ends; on a really sad note.”
He ended by saying “Even men in prison get their wives to visit.”
Thirty-six year old Collins was not considered to be one of Usain Bolt’s main rivals for the 100m title Sunday night.