Usain Bolt is traveling with an entourage, a bubble, basically, to protect him from the swarms of fanatics at the Olympics ... in the athletes village. That's right, the athletes village. Even other Olympians can't help themselves when they see him. They fall into a frenzy.
Novak Djokovic was asked about being swarmed in the village, and he laughed and said that he's also the one doing the swarming. Who are you chasing?
"I'm going to repeat myself with many other athletes,'' he said. "Usain Bolt. I still haven't seen him.''
Somehow, Bolt's legend keeps growing, almost to the level of a myth. He has been dominating the Olympics, even though he hasn't competed yet. He took forever to round the track at the opening ceremony, signing autographs, and around town massive banners show him far, far bigger than life.
Which he is.
But while the legend grows, the reality is shrinking. This isn't the same Bolt that won the 100 and 200 meters at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He lost twice i...