MEMBERS of the Spanish basketball team caused more than 11,000 euros of damage to their accommodation during the London Olympics, it has been revealed.
The incident is believed to have happened following a drunken night out, organised to celebrate the team’s silver medal success after narrowly losing to the USA in the final.
Some players are understood to have been reprimanded for the incident, in which they ‘trashed their apartments’, according to Dennis Hone, the chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority.
The Spanish Basketball Federation claimed it had not been made aware of the incident, although the rooms were seen by Spanish Olympic Team official Cayetano Cornet the following morning as the players prepared to leave.
In an interview in the Guardian, Hone insisted it was the only incident of its kind at the Olympics, although a Moroccan athlete had broken a sprinkler system with a remote controlled plane.