Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:29:12 GMT | By AP

Usain Bolt's medal-winning baton returned after high drama

London: Usain Bolt thought he'd been stymied by another one of the pesky rules at the London Games.


Usain Bolt's medal-winning baton returned after high drama (© AP)

He asked to keep the baton from the world record 4x100 men's relay team on Saturday night and was told no by an Olympics officials. The crowd booed, and Bolt walked away disgusted.

Eventually, it was returned.

"I asked and I guess somebody talked to the guy and said you need to give him that back. So I got it," Bolt said.

Bolt said its the first baton he's ever asked for, and he asked his three Jamaican teammates to sign it. They also posed for a picture he plans to frame and hang with the baton.

Bolt said the only other picture he has in his home is of the relay handoff four years ago in Beijing.

Blake said Bolt's desire to get the baton showed his teammates how special the night was to the six-time gold medalist.

"He's not sure about the next Olympics. He say he want a legacy of his own; he want to start his collection," Blake said. "That's why he wanted the baton so much, so all us can sign it and he can frame it."