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Former NZ Olympic champion busted for working illegally at Bangkok fitness studio

Maya Taylor

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PHOTO: Olympic.or.nz | Bangkok Get Fit Cycling Studio

A former Olympic champion from New Zealand has been arrested for working in Thailand without a work permit. The Nation reports that 37 year old Kiwi, Marc Ryan, was arrested yesterday at the Bangkok Get Fit Cycling Studio in the Sukumvit district. The arrest came after police received reports of a number of foreign coaches working at the fitness centre.

Ryan is a champion racing cyclist who took bronze in team events at both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.

It’s understood he entered Thailand on a tourist visa and has now been charged with working illegally and handed over to Immigration Police for processing. He will likely be deported and put on the Immigration blacklist for re-entry into the Kingdom.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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