If there is anybody who can stop the fastest man on Earth, it’s the security guards at the Olympic games.
"Cutting" in line for entrance is not allowed for celebrity runners like Usain Bolt, and he’s not happy about it either. After security had insisted on Bolt lining up straight before his 100-meter final, they confiscated his skipping rope as well.
"They said I can't bring it in, and I asked, 'Why?'" said Bolt. "They just said, 'It is the rules.' So if I have a rubber band that I need to stretch, I can't take it in. And when I asked why, they say, 'It's just the rules.'”
Weird rules, such as not being able to skip rope past security, that caused Bolt to speak up about the security of the games.
Thousands of soldiers, sailors, and air force personal were drafted to plug the gaps left by private security contractor G4S when the company failed to supply all the guards they had promised, according to the Huffington Post.
"Every venue is different. Wherever it happens to be in the world, there are different protocols in most places," London organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe said. "That's the nature of it."
The London Organizing committee will look into bolts frustrations, but in the mean time the unpredictable security rules didn’t seem to slow him down.
The Jamaican superstar defended his 100-meter Olympic title Sunday in an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds, just .05 off his world record mark.
The Independent reported that Bolt plans to sneak his jump rope into the stadium at the bottom of his bag for his remaining time in London.