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Canadian athlete charged with stealing car: S.Korean police

Canadian athlete charged with stealing car: S.Korean police

There were only four Canadians in the running in the race of the ski cross men's Olympic.

The CBC originally reported that the trio were arrested and released after hopping into an idling vehicle and driving it to the athletes' village around midnight on Friday in Korea.

South Korean police say they've detained a Canadian ski cross competitor, his wife and a coach for allegedly taking a auto during the Pyeongchang Olympics. Police found Duncan and his wife Maja Duncan in the back seat of a hummer allegedly stolen near the Athlete's Village.

Police allege Raine was the driver saying he was caught with three times the legal alcohol limit in South Korea which is double the legal limit here in Canada. All three have been restricted from leaving South Korea, though their case will be expedited through the legal process. He was charged with drunk driving.

35-year-old Duncan is from London, Ontario.

David Duncan finished eighth in ski cross at the Pyeongchang Games. The skier is decorated in the X-Games, where he won bronze in 2012 and silver in 2010.

The police and the Canadian Olympic Committee declined to release the names of those involved.

Raine competed in the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. She is now a senator for British Columbia.

The group was later released but remain under police investigation.

The Canadians were released and Korean police concluded their investigation the next day, according to the apology statements, which were released on Saturday by Chris Overholt, the CEO and secretary general of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

"We are deeply sorry".

"We engaged in behavior 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 two wrote.

"I have let my teammates, friends and my family down".

William Ryan Raine, the ski cross high-performance director, called his actions "inexcusable" and apologized to the owner of the involved vehicle in his statement.

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