IOC Sends Member Home 'in Disgrace'

Friday was a rough day for Americans in Pyeongchang
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2018 7:33 AM CST

(Newser) – The International Olympic Committee has sent one of its own members home from Pyeongchang after a clash with a hotel security guard. The Telegraph reports that British IOC member Adam Pengilly is leaving South Korea "in disgrace" after the incident. Pengilly—a skeleton slider for Britain in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics—has apologized for the incident. He says he ran past the guard after the man blocked his path and demanded to see his accreditation, but denies that he fought or even touched him. In other Winter Olympics news:

  • Tough day for Shiffrin. The AP reports that Friday wasn't a great day for one of the most high-profile American athletes in Pyeongchang. Mikaela Shiffrin, who had been hoping for back-to-back golds after Thursday's win in the giant slalom, came fourth in the women's Olympic slalom. The US men's hockey team however, scored an important 2-1 win over Slovakia in the preliminary round, bringing them to the top of Group B.

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