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ROWER DETAINED
ROWER DETAINED
By The Associated Press

A bit of trouble for an Australian rower Thursday morning: Josh Booth was detained by police for allegedly causing damage to a London storefront. Authorities say it was an alcohol-related incident, and it happened hours after he competed in the men's eight at the Olympic rowing basin.

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

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



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

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