Pyeongchang: The International Olympic Committee has apologised after IOC member Adam Pengilly was sent home following an incident involving a security officer at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
An IOC spokesperson said: "The IOC wishes to apologise for the behaviour of one of its members, and feels extremely sorry for the incident caused by Mr Adam Pengilly".
According to the defendant, a security guard for too long has considered his credentials, tried to take her picture, so a member ran past him.
Details of the incident haven't been made public.
"Because this involved a volunteer at security during the Games, it's obviously very important for the operation of the Games for it to happen. All the other cases are in process, being discussed".
"The guard claimed Pengilly refused to comply with his instructions, dragged him about 30 meters and knocked him down", the Korea Times reports.
"I am sorry to the security guard".
Pengilly, who competed for Britain in skeleton at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Games, apologised for his actions in an interview with insidethgames. Adams said he had not seen it.
Ethics proceedings are now ongoing against Israel's Alex Gilady, who has denied allegations of sexual harassment and rape, and Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who also denies wrongdoing after being identified in a United States Department of Justice document in April in a case involving Guam's Richard Lai.
Sheikh Ahmad has been identified as a co-conspirator in a United States corruption investigation.
He has denied any wrongdoing. He denies the charges but has stepped away from business positions in Israel.
We will remind that the Olympic games 2018 in South Korea's Pyeongchang will be held from 9 to 25 February.
He was the only International Olympic Committee member to vote against a decision by the organisation to issue a blanket ban against Russian Federation for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Carlos Nuzman, the president of the Rio organizing committee, quit previous year as an honorary IOC member after being charged by Brazilian prosecutors with corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and running a criminal organization.