Canadian skier David Duncan, his wife, Maja Margrethe Duncan, and trainer William Ryan Raine spent Friday night behind bars, accused of stealing a vehicle during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The official, who did not identify the suspects by name, said the manager drove off with the vehicle before it was stopped by police.
A police official in charge of global crime at Gangwon Provincial Police Agency told Reuters on Saturday that a Canadian athlete, his wife and manager had gotten into a auto in Pyeongchang that had been left unlocked and unoccupied with the engine running.
At the announcement to reveal Canada's flag-bearer at the closing ceremony, Canadian Olympic Committee CEO Chris Overholt confirmed an incident occurred involving police early Saturday morning in South Korea. The coach has also been charged with drink driving.
Raine, according to police, was behind the wheel and allegedly had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.
"I would like to apologize profusely for my inexcusable actions", he 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".
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.. The three have been banned from leaving South Korea, but police said it was likely the group would be released upon payment of a fine. We are deeply disappointed in the behaviours of these individuals.
"Words are not enough to express how sorry I am".
"We are aware that they are cooperating with the authorities on this matter". "We want to be respectful of all parties involved and when the time comes, we'll have further comment I'm sure".