St. Kitts Sprinter Kim Collins Sent Home After Spending Time With Wife

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Tyson Gay (L) of USA and Kim Collins of Saint Kitts and Nevis in action in the 100m during day one of the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace on July 13, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

St. Kitts Sprinter Kim Collins was sent home from the 2012 Summer Olympics after spending some time with his wife.

The 2012 Summer Olympics has dealt with some controversies, as all Olympics seem to do, but in a weird turn of events St. Kitts & Nevis sprinter Kim Collins has been expelled from his team and sent home, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Former 100-meter world champion Kim Collins was expelled by his team from the London Olympics on Saturday for missing training sessions. He said he was being punished for spending time with his wife.

Kim carried his country's flag in the Opening Ceremony and was set to compete in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.

Kim had missed some training sessions, where he claims he was spending time with his wife and found himself locked out of the athlete village on Saturday.

"There was some contact between me and the federation, and I explained that I was not abandoning my wife," Collins said in a telephone interview with the Associated Press. "I guess that was not approved."

Kim is the second athlete from St. Kitts to be sent home from the games, as sprinter Tameka Williams was sent home for a drug violation.

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