Canadian Athlete, Wife, Manager Arrested In PyeongChang

25 February 2018, 12:05 | Kristine Mills

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South Korean police say they've detained a Canadian ski cross competitor, his wife and a coach for allegedly taking a vehicle during the Pyeongchang Olympics.

According to multiple reports, a red Hummer was allegedly stolen by a Canadian athlete, his manager and the athlete's wife Friday night.

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

"I would like to apologize profusely for my inexcusable actions", he said. "Words are not enough to express how sorry I am". I have let down my teammates, friends and family down.

The Canadian ski cross competitor, aged 35, had in his company his spouse Maja, aged 32, and Ski Cross High Performance Director Willy Raine, aged 48.

The group were met with a frosty reception when stopped by police less than hour later, with all three found inside intoxicated, South Korean police said.

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One of the people in the vehicle was passed out when arrested, he said.

The CBC also reported that when Gangwon police caught up with them they had a blood alcohol level of.160 and that the Canadians said they were cold.

David Duncan was arrested on charges of stealing a auto in South Korea.

Canada are third in the overall rankings in Pyeongchang, with 11 gold medals, behind Norway and Germany.

The Canadian athlete competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Cross Seeding on day 12 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Wednesday, a few days before his arrest.

During the press conference on Saturday, the Canadian Olympic Committee confirmed that they are aware that an investigation is going on but they did not explain any further. We are deeply disappointed in the behaviours of these individuals. "We engaged in behaviour that demonstrated poor judgment and was not up to the standards expected of us as members of the Canadian Olympic Team or as Canadians", the statement from David and Maja Duncan said.

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