LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Veteran sprinter and 2003 world 100m champion Kim Collins says he will never represent his country, St Kitts and Nevis again, after he was kicked out of the Olympic Games.
According to the sprinter, he left the athletes’ village to meet with his wife and coach in a hotel prior to running the heat of the men’s 100m, and was punished for breaking the team disciplinary rules.
A disappointed Collins, who has served his country well over the years, used his social media accounts with Twitter and Facebook to announce Saturday that not only will he not run at the London Games, he will never represent his country again.
“Hours before my 5th 100m Olympic race, I now find out I cant run,” Collins revealed, adding that, “all because I was in a hotel with my wife/coach.
“S.K.N.O.C REALLY? Are you freakig kiddin me!!!!!!!!”
He also Twitter: “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 with another tweet: “Even men in prison get their wives to visit.”
The 36-year-old, Collins carried the flag for St. Kitts & Nevis at the opening ceremony and was a contender to make the 100m final, as well as carry his team in the 4x100m.