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Rower Josh Booth sent home

Updated: August 3, 2012, 2:27 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- An Australian rower was sent home from the Olympics after damaging two stores outside London, actions that left him "deeply ashamed" and with a bill of $2,175 to repair the broken windows.

Josh Booth apologized to the two shop owners, the Australian Olympic Committee said Friday. AOC spokesman Mike Tancred said the 21-year-old rower had completed his events and will return to Australia Saturday. He was not charged by police.

Team chief Nick Green has said alcohol was involved. ...

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