Usain Bolt told reporters on Saturday that the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) investigation of Jamaica is costing him sponsorship money. The WADA went to Jamaica last month after multiple track and field athletes from the island nation were barred from competing in the IAAF World Championships due to positive drug tests.
Although Bolt was not one of the athletes who tested positive, he believes the cloud of suspicion over his country is harming his finances:
There is a lot going on with this drug thing that I really feel they need to be clear (about) and clarify because now it is causing problems for me when it comes to making money in my sport. It is really costing me money now. I am not too happy with that. Track and field is my job (Reuters).
Bolt signed a big contract with Puma earlier this year. His estimated earnings, according to Forbes, are enough to make him one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. But, you know, every penny counts!