Canadian skier apologises after alleged drunken car theft

The Canadian delegation at the opening ceremony

The Canadian delegation at the 2018 Winter Olympics is 225 strong

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. All three have been restricted from leaving South Korea, though their case will be expedited through the legal process.

The Canadian Olympic Committee confirmed that an incident involving police had occurred, but declined to offer further details.

"I would like to apologize profusely for my inexcusable actions", said Raine. They were released after questioning but remain under investigation. But Raine singled out "the owner of the vehicle that was involved" in his statement.

Duncan, 35, his wife Maja, 32, and Ski Cross High Performance Director Willy Raine, 48, were accused of taking a vehicle outside a bar just after midnight Saturday and driving it near the Pyeongchang athletes village, CBC reported. The manager has been charged with drunken driving, the official said. It is not known whether Duncan was the one actually driving the vehicle.

Raine was reportedly behind the wheel, and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 at the time of the arrest.

Duncan, a 35-year-old from London, Ont., was fourth in the men's ski cross small final on Wednesday, putting him eighth overall.

Canada have been one of the most successful teams at the 2018 Games, and on Saturday they reached a haul of 11 gold medals in Pyeongchang. "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 statement from David and Maja Margrethe Duncan read. We are deeply disappointed in the behaviours in these individuals.

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