Canadian athlete, wife and coach arrested for drunkenly stealing car at Olympics

South Korean police say they have detained a Canadian ski cross competitor, his wife and a coach for allegedly stealing a car during the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Police on Saturday said the three allegedly got into a car in front of a bar and drove it near the Pyeongchang athletes' village before they were detained by police on patrol.

All three were intoxicated when they were stopped, the police said.

Canadian Olympic Committee chief executive Chris Overholt said an "incident occurred" just after midnight.

Overholt told a news conference "we have confirmation that individuals attached to our team are involved in the investigation and they're cooperating".

The police and the Canadian delegation declined to release the names of anybody involved.

"We take this matter, of course, very, very seriously. However, until we know the results of the investigation, we're not really in a position to comment much further," Overholt said.

Police in Pyeongchang and at the Gangwon Provincial Police Agency say the three remain in custody, but likely could be released if they pay a fine.


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