Nick D’Arcy booted from Australian swim team

After getting in a bar fight and now facing charges of assault, Nick D’Arcy has been given the boot from the Australian swim team heading to the Beijing Olympics.

Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates said D’Arcy was “entitled to the presumption of innocence and the charges must be proved beyond reasonable doubt”, he deemed his conduct had brought “swimming, the team and the AOC into disrepute and censure”.

“Today’s decision has come as a huge disappointment to Nick, to his family, and to all his supporters and after years of hard work in preparation towards this Olympic dream,” his father Justin said.

Read more: D’Arcy’s swim career over: coach Stehr

Posted by Wu 11 years ago

filed under: Australia, Swimming



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