May 25, 2018

Adam Pengilly was sent home from the Pyeongchang Games after an incident (Dailymail)

Adam Pengilly was sent home from the Pyeongchang Games after an incident (Dailymail)

Disgraced British Olympic official Adam Pengilly cursed Korea and ‘brought shame on the royal family’, when he attacked a security guard in Pyeongchang, MailOnline can reveal.

Pengilly is alleged to have sworn repeatedly as he manhandled the young guard and pushed him to the ground, while trying to breach a cordoned-off area inside the Olympic village.

The former skeleton slider was ordered to leave the  Winter Games and will be stripped of his International Olympic Committee (IOC) membership at the end of the event, following the bad-tempered altercation on Thursday morning.

A spokesman for the IOC said Pengilly, 40, had written to the guard to apologise and admitted his behaviour was unacceptable.

MailOnline can now reveal details of how Pengilly swore and cursed the host nation and ‘brought shame on the Britain and Princess Anne’, when he attacked 23-year-old security guard Kim Young-in.

‘Pengilly tried to get into a secure area; he could have been a terrorist,’ Kim Young-in’s manager Cho Seongwoo told MailOnline.

‘Adam Pengilly was shouting and swearing repeatedly. We [security staff] are here to keep the athletes, the Olympic officials and the media safe. Read more

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