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Jun 12, 2012

Hypocrisy from Swimming Australia on gun toting Olympians.

Image: Libby Trickett shows her style, using the Australian Army’s new enviropistol, which is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through a lower rate of fire.

The Swimming Australia officials who castigated Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk are now wiping the egg off their faces over images published yesterday of the swim team firing guns in a team bonding exercise at Canberra Rifle Range:

IMAGES have emerged of Australian swim team members shooting guns at a rifle range during an official Swimming Australia bonding session in Canberra. The photographs, featuring superstars including Libby Trickett and Eamon Sullivan firing weapons, are sure to be an embarrassment for officials who last week reprimanded bad boys Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk for posing with pistols and shotguns in the US.

It is understood Swimming Australia organised the shooting session at a Canberra rifle range during an Australian Institute of Sport training camp in 2007. …

The images of the bonding session show golden girl Trickett firing an antique weapon. In what now smacks of hypocrisy, the Australian Olympic Committee on Friday ruled the images of D'Arcy and Monk posing with the weapons had brought them into disrepute. They ordered the swimmers leave London as soon as their events are completed at the upcoming Olympics and banned them from using social media at the Games. …

… Meanwhile, a sexy shooter posing for a men's magazine wearing nothing but a bikini and a rifle has been given the all clear by the AOC. In what will also lead to accusations of double standards, the sporting body gave its blessing for shooter Lauryn Mark to strip down for Zoo Weekly magazine. AOC spokesman Mike Tancred said the governing body was not cancelling the shoot. …

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