Two U.S. Olympic swimmers allegedly involved in the removal of a marble carving from a hotel will be permitted to go home without being charged because they repented, prosecution sources said Thursday.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the case would be dropped and the two swimmers and a third American involved would be allowed to leave South Korea on Friday.Troy Dalbey and Doug Gjertsen, who won two Olympic gold medals each in Seoul, were questioned by police for allegedly stealing an $830 decoration from a Seoul hotel.

A third American, Ernest Mangum, who identified himself as a friend of the two swimmers, was also questioned. The three apologized for the incident Tuesday.