Swimming: Tomita Gets 1 - 1/2 - Year Ban For Camera Theft

Swimming: Tomita gets 1-1/2-year ban for camera theftThe Japan Swimming Federation on Tuesday suspended Naoya Tomita until March 31, 2016 for stealing a camera during the recent Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

The 25-year-old swimmer admitted to stealing a camera owned by the Yonhap News Agency left at poolside in the press section by a South Korean reporter last Thursday. He was kicked off the Japan team and paid a fine of 1 million won (about 100,000 yen). On the same day his ban was announced, Tomita's employer, sports apparel manufacturer Descente Ltd., announced the swimmer had been dismissed.