Well of course there isn’t!
Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team and former Oarsome Foursome Gold Medalist Nick Green is quoted as saying things like this:
“These postings are foolish and clearly inappropriate for members of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team,”
“We say again to our athletes, do not put anything up on social media that you would not share with your mother or your grandmother.”
The only person that needs to be disciplined for this is Nick Green, does the Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team. not know that there is a large contingent of shooters competing for their country?
What about the offence that Nick Green has caused the Olympic Shooting Team and their mothers and grandmothers?
Here’s what Swimming Australia has to say about it:
“This is a timely reminder for athletes to be more responsible to themselves, the public with whom they engage through social media, and the reputation of the sport,”
How is posting with legal firearms at a firing range irresponsible?
At least Dawn Fraser come to their defence.
Also the public seems to be asking why this is even news and I agree with them, it is clearly not news and Swimming Australia and Nick Green should both be ashamed of themselves.
I really cannot believe that this is a news issue and how anti-gun the media, the AOC and Swimming Australia is being. It truly sickens me that we are made to feel like criminals in our society when licensed shooters are the most scrutinised segment of society requiring police checks and permission off of the Government to enjoy our sport and past time.
If you want to contact Swimming Australia to express your concern you can do so here:
If you want to contact the Australian Olympic Commission do so here:
Just please remember to be polite and get your point across as eloquently as you can.