Canadian Olympian allegedly steals vehicle in PyeongChang

Marcus Newton
February 25, 2018

Canadian Olympic Committee CEO Chris Overholt was asked about the incident Saturday afternoon during a news conference announcing speed skater Kim Boutin as the country's flag-bearer for the closing ceremony. All three have been restricted from leaving South Korea, though their case will be expedited through the legal process.

Raine said his actions were "inexcusable".

"The Korean police have concluded their investigation and our team members have been released", Overholt said in a statement.

Raine also apologized to the "owner of the vehicle".

"Words are not enough to express how sorry I am", he said.

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South Korean Police have reportedly accused the three of stealing a vehicle right in front of a bar and operating it close to Pyeongchang athletes village. The manager has been charged with drunken driving, the official said. "We engaged in behaviour that demonstrated poor judgement and was not up to the standards expected of us as Members of the Canadian Olympic Team or as Canadians". And we take this matter of course very, very seriously. It is not known whether Duncan was the one actually driving the vehicle.

The driver had a blood-alcohol level of.162 percent, well over the local limit of.05, police told The Canadian Press.

Dave Duncan, from London, Ont., finished in eighth in ski cross at the Pyeongchang Games, besting his 24th place finish in Sochi in 2014. "Until we know the results of the investigation, we're not going to be able to provide further information at this time".

The alleged incident is a black mark on what has been Canada's best-ever performance at a Winter Olympics with 29 medals won, including Sebastien Toutant winning big air gold on Saturday and the men's hockey team claiming bronze.

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