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Australia asks Brazil not to use Volkers

  • Australia asks Brazil not to use Volkers

    Australia has asked Brazil not to use swimming coach Scott Volkers as part of its Rio Olympic team.

Australia has asked Brazil not to select swimming coach Scott Volkers as part of its Rio Olympic team following a damning review by the child sex abuse royal commission about allegations against him.

Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates last week wrote to his Brazilian counterpart to highlight the royal commission's disappointment the former Australian coach was not convicted despite allegations he abused swimmers in the 1980s and 90s.

Coates on Saturday said Volkers, who is now working for Brazil's national team, should not "be involved on the pool deck, in the Olympic village or at all in the Rio Olympic Games."

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