Just before Christmas, Australia’s Phil Rogers had his Atlanta 1996 Olympics 100 breaststroke bronze medal stolen, two gold medals from the 1994 Commonweath Games, his Order of Australia medal and others, when thieves broke into his home in Adelaide while he was out with his wife and two daughters. They’d also taken a bit of cash, but that was nothing compared to loosing the medals. See AdelaideNow.
“It’s 20 years of a swimming career and you do end up with very little to show for it. I’ve still got state and national medals, but the big ones that don’t come along often are the Olympic and Commonwealth Games and it takes a long time to train for those events. “
Now fortunately, the police have recovered his most prized medal, the bronze from the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, found at a location in Adelaide’s western suburbs after the police receiving a tip-off. Enquires are continuing to locate the remaining seven other medals. Read AdelaideNow