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Usain Bolt: ‘I’m not broke’

Usain Bolt is in turmoil. The former Jamaican sprinter lost nearly 12 million euros due to fraud. But the 100m world record holder says he is not broke.

The accounts are not good for Usain Bolt. The Jamaican legend was scammed nearly 12 million euros by a bank. And all of Jamaica is afflicted by this matter. Dancehall artist Gage even made a song about it, titled “SSL.” “SSL”. The singer asks plaintively: “Weh di money de?” meaning “Where’s the money?” in Jamaican Creole.

The authorities of the Caribbean island are working hard to find the culprits. For the past two weeks, they have been investigating Kingston’s investment company, Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL), which is supposed to hold funds placed by Bolt. No suspects have been charged so far.

Usain Bolt even fired his business manager. While reports say he has around 12,000 euros left, the 100m and 200m world record holder however maintains that he is not broke. “No, I’m not broke. But that definitely put me off. It was for my future. Everyone knows that I have three children. I still take care of my parents, and I want to continue to live very well.”

Despite this situation, Usain Bolt is more devoted than ever to his country. “No matter what is happening right now, Jamaica is my country, I love it and that will never change. I will always do everything in my power to make it grow.”

In the meantime, Jamaican authorities have asked the FBI for help in solving the case.

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