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Australian swimming team not such nice people -For Rath
October 6, 2012
10:52 pm
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For all your rants about how the Austrailian swimming team was so betrayed by coaching, and how many times you have told us how superior you all were, this doesn't speak too well for your boys Rath. And you think Austrailians #$%t doesn't stink. They sound like a bunch of jerks, and guess what, They are when they resort to this when they can't cut it in the pool. Embarassed

Australia's 2012 Olympics were historically bad. Their seven gold medals was the first time since Atlanta in 1996 that they fell into the single digits. They had fewer competitors, fewer medals, and only one gold medal in swimming, a sport the Aussies usually dominate.

Reasons behind this failure are starting to leak out with allegations of partying, bullying and discord within Australia's swimming program. The bullying was reportedly at its worst when two older men on the team tormented a younger swimmer, slapping him and calling him "fatty" and "chubby."

Three-time gold medalist Leisel Jones reportedly pulled the bullying swimmers aside to tell them to be leaders, not nuisances. The bullying even led to an altercation where one swimmer ended up with a torn shirt. It became a source of division within the team.

Tommaso D'Orsogna, a 4x100 freestyle relay member, spoke about the bad behavior from the team, and how it was different from previous Olympics. They made prank calls and knocked on doors.

"I suppose the thing is, people are kind of saying 'it's just boys being being boys' but unfortunately I come back and I look back on that kind of thing and maybe that would be acceptable in schoolboys rugby ... but this is the Australian Olympic team," 21-year-old D'Orsogna said.

"That kind of behaviour shouldn't be tolerated nor should it be allowed.

"I can definitely confirm that there's no way that any other Australian team that went away to the Olympics would have been mucking around and doing that stuff."

Kevin Neil, the CEO of Swimming Australia, said in a recent interview that his job may be in jeopardy because of London. An inquiry launched by Swimming Australia has been taken over by the Australian Sports Commission. Neil took full responsibility for the poor performance, but that's not going to help Australia's medal count now. Responsible behavior during the Olympics may have helped.

Thanks, USA Today.

October 7, 2012
1:53 pm
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Wow ........ US news papers are only reporting on this now ..... the Olympics has been over for ages already.

1) ....... this is such old news.

2) you think the U.S press would report on something more important, like.
The United States fall into poverty & bankruptcy. 41 million U.S people living in poverty.

3) We already new this .... Even before the Games.

4) The Australia is no different from other Olympic teams .... Such as the USA, Canada, Great Britain.
What don't you think there is this sort of stuff going on in the teams of China, Russia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Tajikistan, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela. ......... ECT ECT.

U.S sports has had it's own issues with such matters in the past. & ALL were far worse than anything Australia has ever done, or been involved with.

October 7, 2012
6:39 pm
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Excuses excuses excuses! 🙄

October 7, 2012
10:17 pm
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"greeney2" wrote: Excuses excuses excuses! 🙄

Not at all ......

See that's the difference between Australians & Americans, .......... Australians can be self critical & laugh at ourselves.

Americans can't Americans take everything way to serious.

This is an Australian show called the hamsterwheel, you can watch the whole show ( Its Funny ) but if you jump forward, to the 24th minute, you can watch a clip on the Australian athletes.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/hamsterwheel/p ... 602268.htm

The team behind the hamsterwheel, are the same team that did the chasers war on everything ...... CNNNN.
& Planet America.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/pro.....t-america/

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October 7, 2012
10:41 pm
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"greeney2" wrote: Excuses excuses excuses! 🙄

It's a well known fact that the USA needs to use drugs in-order to win sporting events on the world stage.

Lance Armstrong is drug cheat says anti-doping chief.

I took drugs - Marion Jones

Then There is ....

Tyler Hamilton.

Ben Johnson

Tim Montgomery

Antonio Pettigrew.

The list of Known US drug cheats just keeps going, & going.

October 8, 2012
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You are so predictable! 🙄

October 8, 2012
10:05 pm
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"greeney2" wrote: You are so predictable! 🙄

or am i ..... maybe being so predictable, is all part of my cunning plan.

& as usual ........... you didn't even watch the link' ... did you. Embarassed

How is it you think you can try & put forth a valid argument, without reading & viewing the facts.

besides ....... it's funny.

Click on the link & jump to the 24th minute ...... ( or watch the whole show if you wish )

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/hamsterwheel/p ... 602268.htm

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