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Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 2:55 pm  |  13 responses

Spain’s National Team Trashed Their Apartments After Olympic Loss to Team USA


The Spaniards were understandably devastated following yet another tough loss to the Team USA in the Olympic Gold Medal match this summer in London (they suffered a similar fate back in 2008 at the Beijing Games.) But to trash their apartments following the game? Yikes … Reports the NY Daily News: “Spain’s basketball players have been slammed for ‘trashing their apartments’ following their gold-medal loss in the London Olympics to the U.S. Manager Sergio Scariolo’s team racked up more than $14,400 in damages to their two London 2012 rooms after the 107-100 loss, it was revealed Thursday. The exact nature of the damage has not yet been confirmed, but the Spanish media has condemned the actions as ‘despicable’ and ‘disrespectful.’ And a source within the Spanish Basketball Federation, which has officially denied any knowledge of the vandalism, said: ‘The leaving parties are usually a regular thing when players finish a tournament. After living together for six weeks, preparing and competing, they have it. But it has never led to this.’ Newspaper El Pais said Spain’s Chef de Mission, Cayetano Cornet, confirmed the damage the day after the Aug. 12 game and that the Spanish Olympic Committee paid for the destruction immediately. Dennis Hone, interim chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, who is in charge of developing the Olympic Park in east London, told British newspaper The Guardian it was the only incident of hooliganism he had encountered during the sporting event.”

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  • http://twitter.com/bjollz Björn Atli Davíðsson

    that’s some understandable frustration. I mean Spain played as well as they could these past two olympic finals, the U.S. is just pretty much an unbeatable combo of elite skill (which the Spaniards can always hope to match) and off-the-charts athleticism.

  • bike

    Rumor has it Gasol laid a big steamer in the sink.

  • Kevin

    Hey Spain

  • tomtom

    It’s East London. They were probably still the sweetest diggs around.

  • LakeShow

    Paaaaau!!!

  • toner

    Don’t think it was the loss that caused them to trash their apartments… Pretty sure it was the horrendous uniforms they wore…

  • Will

    did they really think they were going to beat the US team?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1106101151 facebook-1106101151

    Can I take your order?

  • roscoe

    a video of this wud’ve bn priceless. Pau to Marc, “maldita sea, no podemos ganarles así que vamos a destrozar el apartamento.”

  • JR

    As much as I try, I can’t picture any of the Spanish players just going berserk on their apartments. They all seem either too nice, or too soft, or something to do something like that.

  • shutup

    Classless in any language put it…..

  • Ivan Will

    Im Spanish and this is a huge lie, the british people has something against spain ( i dont know why), but the dont have proves, no photo or video.

    And second place I really think that Spain can beat USA, we lost a important player like Ricky Rubio!

  • Steve Wilson

    Oh that just aint right. I pity the landlord. I remember during Olympic, there were a lot of young Italians next door. They were nice, they even gave me a bottles of liquor before they left. I was staying at Camden. There are a lot of properties to rent here. Anybody looking for a place to stay in Camden then let me know. Or here is the link to a letting agency that could help you.

    Letting Agency Camden.

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