LONDON, England — Olympic team manager Ludlow Watts has denied reports that a male athlete had to seek medical attention for a head injury he received in a bar fight recently.
Observer sources say the athlete was hit in the head with a beer bottle at a bar during an incident but Watts said no such thing ever happened and said reports were overblown.
While not denying there was an incident of some kind, Watts said the severity of the incident was way overblown, “we did not even mention anything about this as it really was not that serious,” he told Observer.
The Observer heard that the athlete had gone out with friends sometime in the last week when an incident started and he was hit in the head with a beer bottle causing a wound that took stitches to close.
The source was not certain however if the incident took place in London or in Birmingham where the athletes were in camp.