Australian rower detained by police

Updated: 02 August 2012 15:11 IST

Australian rower Josh Booth was detained by police for allegedly causing damage to a storefront in an alcohol-related incident hours after he competed in the men's eight at the Olympic rowing basin.

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Australian rower Josh Booth was detained by police for allegedly causing damage to a storefront in an alcohol-related incident hours after he competed in the men's eight at the Olympic rowing basin.

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Australian team chief Nick Green said on Thursday that Booth fainted while at the police station and was taken to hospital. He was released a short time later and was not charged by police.

Green, who said he received a call from police at 3 a.m. on Thursday about the incident, said he will make a decision on potential disciplinary action after he receives more information from the police and Booth.

The 21-year-old Booth, making his Olympic debut, and the Australians finished sixth in the six-crew final of the eight at Windsor outside London on Wednesday.

Topics : Rowing Olympics 2012
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