Mack Horton’s old school cancels plans to name its new $25m swimming pool after the Olympic champion because it could threaten its business interests with China


An exclusive Melbourne school won’t name its new aquatic centre after Mack Horton because it could threaten its business interests with China.

Caulfield Grammar School has abandoned plans to name its new $25million swimming facility after the Olympic champion following his snub of Chinese rival Sun Yang.

Horton refused to join Sun on the podium at the swimming world championships in South Korea last year, and previously labelled him a ‘drug cheat’ at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Horton is Caulfield Grammar’s only Olympic champion. Its plans to name the pool after him were withdrawn to keep their Chinese business interests on side.

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