Toting his third gold medal of the London Games, Usain Bolt gave a little wave to 80,000 or so of his best friends in the Olympic Stadium stands.
Almost immediately, the questions started: What did that mean? Was Bolt bidding adieu for good? Will he be back? Will the world get to watch him sprint on his sport's biggest stage again in 2016?
''It was a goodbye to London. I was just having fun with the crowd,'' the Jamaican explained. ''I came here to London to become a legend, and I am a legend, and I wanted to thank them for supporting me.''
He accomplished exactly what he wanted to at the 2012 Olympics.
Three events - the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 relay - and three victories. Plenty of pre- and postrace preening.
Just like at Beijing in 2008.
As for trying to go for a Triple Triple four years from now, Bolt insisted Rio de Janeiro isn't necessarily in the offing.
''The possibility is there, but it's going to be very hard. ... I've done all I want to do,'' said Bolt, wh...