Bottle thrown on track at 100m start
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Olympics: Man held after bottle thrown on to 100m track

A man has been arrested after a bottle was thrown on to the track seconds before the start of the men's 100m final at the Olympic Stadium.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a man had been heard shouting abuse and was then seen throwing a bottle. It landed behind the sprinters.

US sprinter Justin Gatlin, who won bronze, said the bottle had been a "little distraction".

Nobody was injured and the event was not disrupted, police said.

  • 06 Aug 2012
  • From the section UK