Long-running Idol Northug: I made a big mistake

Norway's cross-country skiing-Idol Petter Northug is once again in big trouble. The record world champion and double Olympic gold medallist admitted on Faceboo

Long-running Idol Northug: I made a big mistake

Norway's cross-country skiing-Idol Petter Northug is once again in big trouble. The record world champion and double Olympic gold medallist admitted on Facebook that the police found in his house drugs. Previously, he had been in a traffic control stopped. "I made a big mistake," wrote the 34-year-old Northug on Friday night in the social media: "last night, I was stopped by police with a speed control. I drove too fast and was also brought to a blood test. In addition, the police found in my house there is a small amount of drugs. It is cocaine.“

He was desperate, and I fear for the future, the 2018 resigning Northug continued: "I'm very sorry for all those I have disappointed. I know that there will now be a criminal case. Then I'll take responsibility for what I have done,“ wrote the thirteen-time world champion, who won at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, two gold medals.

Northugs house had been searched because of suspicions that he had been Driving under the influence of drugs. The police in Østfold in Southeast Norway, had tweeted on Thursday, "a man in the thirties" has been arrested, was driven with a speed of 168 miles per hour by a 110-kilometres-per-hour Zone. The driver was released after the necessary Tests and searches again, as Tom Sandberg of the police in Østfold, the news Agency NTB said.

Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 07:20

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