Though there had been questions about the security of the Olympic Games, so far, it seems everything is working as it should. On Sunday, August 5, 2012, a fan threw a bottle on the track just before the men's 100m race. Usain Bolt won the Olympic event for the third time in his career just after Edith Bosch reportedly helped take down the man who threw the bottle. Bosch had won a bronze medal for the Netherlands in Judo. Unfortunately, she ended up missing the quick race due to the commotion. The man who threw the bottle on the track was arrested. This was not the only arrest made so far at the 2012 Olympic Games.
When Tom Daley did not earn a medal for his performance in his first event at the 2012 Olympics, his Twitter feed took a dark turn. A 17 year old posted messages directed at the diver about Daley's late father. He also made threats against the British diver. The teen was arrested for the messages. Daley will also be competing in another event.
A spectator had been arrested after verbally harassing the family of an Australian cyclist. The spectator, a 33 year old man, was one of three individuals removed from the event for making nasty comments directed at the athlete's family. The cyclist put forth what was considered a disappointing performance and it seems fans did not want to let the disappointment go unnoticed.
A rower from Australia had been arrested for damage he caused to two stores. After Joshua Booth's event, he apparently partied a little too hard on Wednesday, August 1. After his arrest and release on bail, he allegedly admitted that he was the one who caused the damage and had also agreed to pay for repairs. The charges have been dropped because he agreed to pay for the damages. Booth's team was not happy with the rower's actions and he was removed from the team.
Theft of Athlete's Shoes
An Australian sprinter's bag, containing, among other things, his track shoes had been stolen during his time in London, England. Andrew McCabe's bag went missing on Friday, August 3, but was recovered by Saturday. It was reported that most of the items were returned to the sprinter. The suspected thief has been arrested and charged.
Though Kristin Watt is not a fan of all sports, she does follow the news on most sports religiously. Major news events in sport do tend to ripple out to others and she makes sure that she never misses the big stories.
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