London Olympic organisers have promised zero tolerance towards anyone looking to disrupt an event at the Games after a man was arrested for throwing a bottle onto the track before the start of the men's 100m final.
The man lobbed the plastic bottle at Usain Bolt and the seven other competitors just before the start of Sunday's race, London's Metropolitan Police said. “Throwing a bottle onto the field of play is unacceptable, and it's not just unacceptable at an Olympic Games, it's unacceptable at any sports venue,” London organising committee chairman Seb Coe told reporters on Monday. “The guy was removed and anybody that does that in future will be removed, so there is a zero tolerance to anything like that.”
“I am not suggesting vigilantism but it was actually poetic justice that they did happen to be sitting next to a judo player,” Coe added. — Reuters