Kenrick Monk

Team culture needs overhaul: reports

James Magnussen: No more special treatment.

Stathi Paxinos Focus in future to be on the team, not any individual, coach Leigh Nugent says.

Monk reinforces 'toxic' claims


Phil Lutton OLYMPIAN Kenrick Monk says he's not surprised the team atmosphere at the London Games was labelled ''toxic'' and has lifted the lid on a litany of blunders leading into Australia's worst effort in...

In too deep

Ian Thorpe

Stathi Paxinos Individualism and an emphasis on stars led Australian swimming into choppy water. Now, the reckoning.

Swimmer Monk escapes charge for fib

Darren Cartwright Queensland's premier hopes Olympic swimmer Kenrick Monk has learnt a valuable lesson after police drop charges against him for lying about a hit and run.

I panicked, I freaked, I lied


Miranda Forster, Daniel Lane and David Sygall POLICE may lay a public nuisance charge against Olympic swimmer Kenrick Monk after his tearful admission that he invented the story about being hit by a P-plate driver as he rode his bike to training.


Swimming updates: Thorpe into semi-final

Ian Thorpe.

Stathi Paxinos Ian Thorpe qualifies for the final of the 200 metres freestyle semi-final at the national swiming trials after finishing with the fifth fastest heat time.

Fraser-Holmes powers home for Olympic ticket

THERE was no Ian Thorpe but there was still plenty of excitement as Thomas Fraser-Holmes emerged triumphant in a thrilling 200-metre freestyle final at Olympic trials in Adelaide last night.

Double delight for Fraser-Holmes

Beat that: Thomas Fraser-Holmes checks his winning time after the 200 metres freestyle final.

Stathi Paxinos Thomas Fraser-Holmes continues his hot form at the national titles in Adelaide.


Rice in sizzling form as she books a second swim

London bound: Stephanie Rice celebrates victory ahead of Alicia Coutts in the 200 metres medley final last night.

Michael Cowley and Stathi Paxinos, Adelaide Stephanie Rice gives herself the chance to defend her 200 individual medley gold medal in London.

'Dumb and dumber' to be sent home early from London


Dominic Bossi Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk will be sent home from the London Olympics immediately after the final day of the swimming events as punishment for posting inappropriate images on social network sites...


An Olympic-sized apology?

Kenrick Monk addresses the media today.

David Polkinghorne Under-siege swimmer Kenrick Monk has defended his controversial photo with Nick D’Arcy as ‘‘just a bit of fun’’ after the pair met with Swimming Australia officials in Brisbane today.

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Red faces for swim officials as new gun pictures emerge

Taking aim: Libby Trickett fires a pistol on a swimming camp in 2007.

Samantha Lane Embarrassing double standard exposed as Swimming Australia - now facing pressure from dissenting London-bound athletes - is today set to sanction Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk over the weapon photo...


AOC should abolish punishment for Monk, D'Arcy: Lawrence

Kenrick Monk

David Polkinghorne The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) should reverse its punishment of controversial swimmers Kenrick Monk and Nick D'Arcy despite the pair being a couple of ''dickheads'', swimming icon Laurie...


Medals, not guns, the main game: Rickard

Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk.

Samantha Lane The disapproval of Australian swimmers over the handling of Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk has not subsided, despite the pair being spared further punishment in the gun photo affair.


D'Arcy, Monk ready to aim up in Canberra

Australian swimmer Nick D'Arcy and teammate Kenrick Monk posing with guns in a picture on D'Arcy's Facebook page.


Lee Gaskin Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk will return to the pool for the first time since their gun photo controversy when the entire Australian Olympic Games swimming squad converges on Canberra this week.

D'Arcy and Monk: Australia's Dumb and Dumber


Peter FitzSimons Let's cut to the chase of the photos posted on Facebook by two Olympic swim team members- Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk - posing in a California gun shop with heavy weight pistols and shotguns.

Katter comes out blazing for 'sporting heroes' D'Arcy and Monk


Bob Katter says Australia's "thought police have gone too far" in pillorying our Olympic swimmers for being pictured with legal firearms.

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D'Arcy and Monk to be sent home immediately after Games competition

NICK D'ARCY and Kenrick Monk will be sent home from the London Games by the Australian Olympic Committee as soon as their swimming events conclude as punishment for their firearm photo controversy.


Duo's Olympic ban for the good of the team: Green

Australia's chef de mission Nick Green.

Samantha Lane Australia's new chef de mission has confessed he agonised over the toughest decision of his tenure but is adamant D'Arcy remains a worthy team member.


D'Arcy and Monk fire up Swimming Australia with gun photo

Kenrick Monk

Georgina Robinson Two bad boys of Australian swimming are in hot water again for posting online photos of themselves posing in a gun shop in the United States.

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