Swimming scandal fallout scares Aussie Olympic chief

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Australia’s Olympic chief John Coates is fearful the scandal surrounding the misbehavior of the swimming team at last year’s London Games could lead to parents being reluctant to let their children take part in sport.

“The last thing we want is for the mums and dads not to think of our Olympians as role models. We are trying to create greater participation in sport through our team.

“‘Is that what happens when I send my little girl to the team or my little Johnny to the team?’ That’s what scares me.”

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