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(AsiaOne)   Not surprising: One of the reasons the Australian swim team did so crappy at the last Olympics was because many of the athletes got too drunk. Less surprising: They still will be allowed to drink at the next Olympics   (news.asiaone.com) divider line 16
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2013-11-19 09:16:43 AM  
There are three things Australians are known for:  Beer, lederhosen, and Hitler.
 
2013-11-19 09:33:55 AM  
Drinking and sport go hand in hand in Audtralia.

It's a magical place.
 
2013-11-19 10:49:53 AM  
This in the same week the entire rugby union team gets chewed out by management for drinking before a game (which they won easily)

And only a couple of weeks after one of their rubgy league players ending up getting into a fight at 3am outside a nightclub

And not so long after one of their cricketers got suspending for trying (and failing) to punch an England player in the face in another bar.

So yeah, good luck with trying to change the whole Australian sports=hardcore drinking culture

/In potentially related news, 36 hours until the Ashes
 
2013-11-19 11:43:14 AM  
I like how they snuck bullying into the article too.
 
2013-11-19 11:50:48 AM  
The real reason the Aussies did so poorly is that the US swimmers have superior training methods.
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2013-11-19 12:09:00 PM  
All the good swimmers are already in New Zealand.
 
2013-11-19 12:28:22 PM  
I know everyone likes to have a good time but you put in so many years of hard work.
 
2013-11-19 12:31:42 PM  

ThunderChild: And not so long after one of their cricketers got suspending for trying (and failing) to punch an England player in the face in another bar.


I think he did manage to make contact, just not enough to cause any actual damage.  Kind of a metaphor for the entire Australian performance in the Ashes series, really.
 
2013-11-19 12:35:06 PM  
If they didn't drink, no one would believe they were Australian.
 
2013-11-19 12:48:22 PM  
Wouldn't getting Austrailians to quit drinking be essentially the same as trying to get them to quit breathing?

/partied with a few Aussies....those farkers could DRINK!!!
//of course they were also linemen, which are a whole other breed of person to begin with
 
2013-11-19 01:21:14 PM  
I thought the entire Olympic Village was already just a huge party/sexfest... why not drink too?
 
2013-11-19 01:55:17 PM  
Also, who can resist all that great German beer right next door?
 
2013-11-19 01:59:49 PM  

Elegy: Drinking and sport go hand in hand in Audtralia.

It's a magical place.



If I had to live my life over again, I would definitely go to Australia and see what the country has to offer before settling into a suburb of Detroit.


 
2013-11-19 03:08:58 PM  

puckrock2000: The real reason the Aussies did so poorly is that the US swimmers have superior training methods.
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That's a lung capacity measurement device, right?
 
2013-11-19 08:49:16 PM  
 
2013-11-20 05:12:07 PM  
No shiat. Good luck getting Aussies not to drink.
 
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