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Jail for Olympic pool jump

August 19, 2004 17:05 IST

A Canadian man advertising an online gaming site, who broke security and jumped into the Olympic diving pool, has been given a five-month prison term for trespassing and disturbing public order, court officials say.

The Canadian man"He has appealed the decision and was released without bail," the official said on Wednesday.

The man, who disrupted the men's three-metre synchronised diving on Monday when he climbed up on a springboard and jumped into the indoor pool to the delight of hundreds of cheering fans, was also fined 300 euros (191 pounds)

Wearing a tutu and with the web site address written on his chest, he raced up the ladder, dodging tight Games security.

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