Canadian freestyle skier David Duncan, his wife Maja and Canadian technical coach Willy Raine were arrested after stealing a vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
During a press conference Saturday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) confirmed it was aware of a police investigation involving several Team Canada members.
Gangwon Provincial Police later confirmed that Duncan, 35, and Raine, 48, hopped in an idling Hummer and were arrested after driving the stolen vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Duncan’s wife Maja was also involved in the incident and arrested.
Raine skied in the 1992 Olympic Games and is the son of former skier and Canadian senator, Nancy Greene, who is retiring in May.
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The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) confirmed in a statement that the three individuals involved were being detained at the police station in Gangneung, but have since been released. Gangneung is the coastal city where ice events, such as curling and hockey, are being held and where the athlete’s village is located.
“The Korean police have concluded their investigation and our team members have been released. We expect our athletes and team members to conduct themselves responsibly and in keeping with our Canadian and Olympic values. We are deeply disappointed in the behaviours of these individuals. All team members are expected to respect the laws of South Korea and all places we compete in around the world,” read the COC’s official statement.
The COC said the alleged incident happened around midnight Saturday.
Duncan later apologized for “behaviour that demonstrated poor judgement” in a statement released after the press conference by the COC.
Raine also released a statement apologizing for what he called “inexcusable actions.”
“Words are not enough to express how sorry I am. I have let my teammates, friends and family down,” Raine’s statement read.
Global News reached out to Global Affairs for comment on the incident. A representative confirmed that Global Affairs is aware of the incident and are in contact with local authorities, though would not release further details.
Duncan, of London, Ont., competed in the ski cross competition on Wednesday, where he finished eighth overall. Fellow Canadian Brady Leman won gold in the event.
–Global News reporter Jeff Semple contributed to this report.