Judo medalist helps subdue 'drunken' Olympic bottle-throwerAug-07-2012
A bronze medal-winning judoka said she had "beaten" the "drunken" fan who allegedly threw a bottle on the track at the Olympic Stadium about a second before the start of the men's 100-meter final at the London Games.
A spokesperson for London's Metropolitan Police told NBC News on Monday that a 34-year-old man was in police on suspicion of causing a public nuisance over the bottle incident.
The man, who police would not identify by name or nationality, has not yet been charged, the spokesperson said.
Police said the man was heard shouting abuse before he threw the bottle.
Edith Bosch, 32, of the Netherlands, who placed third in the 70-kg. (154-lb.) category in judo earlier in the Games, wrote on Twitter that she was in the stands when the fan threw the bottle.
"A drunken guest threw a bottle ... on the track! I HAVE BEATEN HIM ... Unbelievable!" she wrote.
"Throwing a bottle on to the field of play is unacceptable not just at an Olympic Games, at any sports venue," the BBC quoted Sebastian Coe, the Olympic double gold-medalist and chief organizer of this year's Games, as saying. "The guy was removed; anyone who does that in future will be removed."
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