US Olympic hopeful dismissed for urinating on 12-year-oldAn Olympic Games hopeful has been booted from the US ski team's development squad after urinating on a passenger during a cross-country flight.
18-year-old Robert Vietze was flying to New York on Tuesday when he stumbled into an 12-year-old girl on his way to the bathroom, inadvertently relieving himself all over his fellow passenger.
Police detained Vietze upon his arrival at JFK International Airport on a federal misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure, but the sportsman was later released.
Despite claiming that he did "not realise" where he was urinating, Vietz appears to have had his Olympic dream ended by the incident.
"Based on the information we have, Sandy Vietze is in violation of the USSA code of conduct and team agreement, and has been dismissed from the team," US Ski and Snowboard Association executive vice president of athletics Luke Bodensteiner told the New York Post.
Vietze admitted to authorities that he had consumed approximately eight alcoholic drinks during the flight.