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    Man, I wonder what the Australian Olympic Committee would do if they caught their Marksmanship Team in photos wearing swimming suits?



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    Australian Olympic swimmers in hot water after gun photo - CNN.com



    Two Australian Olympic swimmers who posted pictures on Facebook of themselves brandishing weapons have been ordered to take them down by the country's swimming authorities.

    The image, taken in a gun shop in Santa Clara, California, showed Nick D'Arcy with two pistols standing next to Kenrick Monk who is holding two shotguns across his chest, according to a Friday report in Australia's Herald Sun. The swimmers were training in the U.S. ahead of the Olympic Games in London later this year.

    Swimming Australia said in a statement that it does not condone "the posting of inappropriate content on Facebook, Twitter or any social media platform."

    As of Friday morning, neither of the swimmers' Facebook pages or Twitter accounts contained the photo.

    "It was all just meant to be a bit of fun, the photos were just a bit of fun," D'Arcy told local media after returning to Australia. "If anyone's been offended I deeply apologize. It was never the intent; it was never supposed to be offensive."

    Dozens of fans have posted on Monk's public Facebook page saying they support the athletes and that Swimming Australia had blown the photo out of proportion.

    Swimming Australia said they will be speaking with both athletes regarding the incident.

    While the pair faces possible Olympic sanctions, D'Arcy has been embroiled in controversy in the past.

    In 2008, he was dropped from the Beijing Olympic team following an assault charge for hitting teammate Simon Cowley and breaking his jaw, the Australian Daily Telegraph reported at the time.

    Both swimmers were named in Australia's team in March.

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    Now you know how the Aussie...Aussie...Aussie...Oi..! Oi..! Oi..! gubbament feels about guns. It used to be the Australian national anthem...None of the Aussie Olympic sports participants know what it is nor do they know the words to it until parliament passed a law that requires any Aussie intending to participate in any sport events as a contestant must know the national anthem. They are so funny, those bastards.
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    I have never been to a gun store that will allow you to pose for pictures with their guns, especially gangster style pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deserteagle View Post
    I have never been to a gun store that will allow you to pose for pictures with their guns, especially gangster style pics.
    You are not a celebrity..... LOL

    As long as they are swimming as fast as they currently do, there will be NO sanctions until after the games.

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