“The plea of Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates to have swimming coach Scott Volkers excluded from the Rio Games has been heard, with Brazilian authorities ensuring the disgraced mentor won’t be accredited in Brazil in August,” reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
The action is a testament to the clout of the AOC’s Coates, but as we’ve been noting, the story also calls into continuing question the full access to Olympic sites and Olympic athletes — not just swimmers — still looming for Alex Pussieldi, a commentator for Brazil’s SporTV network.
The case against the Australian-Brazilian Volkers was strong. The case against the Brazilian-American Pussieldi — unindicted international human trafficker, Peeping Tom, and assaulter-and-batterer — is even stronger. See our complete headline links: