Australian athlete sent home for bad behaviourOctober 15th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) An Australian athlete was sent home for bad behaviour this week from the Commonwealth Games and a washing machine was dropped from a balcony in the Australian section of the Games Village after the closing ceremony, it was reported Friday.
No one was injured in the Thursday incident, Perry Crosswhite, chief executive of the Australia Commonwealth Games Association, said in remarks published Friday.
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as saying he was disappointed by the incident Thursday night, after the Commonwealth Games concluded with a sparkling closing ceremony in the heart of the Indian capital.
“We don’t know who did that,” Crosswhite told journalists. “Delhi Police came around and they’ve done an investigation.”
He also revealed that one athlete was sent home a few days ago for bad behaviour but did not reveal the person’s identity. “At the end of the Games, these things happen,” Crosswhite said.
Australia ended on top of the medals tally in the Oct 3-14 Games.
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