An Australian Olympic rower has been arrested after allegedly damaging a shop window during a night out drinking in Surrey.
Joshua Booth, 21, fainted and hit his head following his arrest and had to be taken from the local police station to a hospital for a check up.
Booth, who is believed to have been drinking before the incident, competed in the men's eight rowing event on Wednesday, but his team failed to win a medal.
He was arrested early on Thursday in Egham, Surrey.
Police contacted Nick Green, Australia's Olympic Commission chef de mission, at 3.30am on Thursday with the news that one of his team's athletes had been arrested.
Mr Green, speaking at a news conference in the Olympic Park, said: "At about 3.30am last night I had a phone call, we had an unfortunate incident.
"One of our rowers, Josh Booth, from the men's eight, has got himself in some trouble. He was detained by the police last night for damage to a shop front.
"He was then taken to a police station. He fainted while he was there and hit his head at the police station and was taken to the hospital for precaution.
"He was released ... and no charges were laid."
Asked if Booth had been drinking, Mr Green replied: "We understand there was alcohol involved. Again I don't know all the details. The investigation will present all that."
The arrest comes as Australia’s Olympic athletes face criticism back home for failing to meet the public's high expectations in week one of the Games.
The team has made a disappointing start to London 2012 , with several gold medal hopes falling short, particularly in the pool.
On Wednesday, Australian swimming superstar James Magnussen - nicknamed 'The Missile' - was narrowly beaten by American Nathan Adrian in the 100m freestyle final.
His defeat followed the Australian men’s 4x100m relay team’s failure to win a medal on Sunday night.
The team was widely tipped to win the race, and Australian fans expected the swimmers - dubbed by the Australian press as the 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' - to at least win a medal.
Two-time Olympic champion Stephanie Rice also failed to win a medal in the 200m and 400m individual medley races.
Australia has a proud swimming history, boasting several generations of Olympic champions including Ian Thorpe, Grant Hackett, Kieran Perkins, Susie O’Neill and Dawn Fraser.
On day six of the Games, Australia is placed only 15th in the medal tally, having won one gold medal, six silver medals and two bronze medals.
Australia finished sixth in the medal tally at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and fourth at the 2004 Athens Olympics.