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    Default Seven things our athletes are banned from doing in Sochi

    Seven things our athletes are banned from doing in Sochi

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    Swaying in Sochi after a few tinnies just isn't fair dinkum, according to the Australian Olympic Committee. Woe betide any Aussie athlete over-indulging on the complimentary vodka at the hospitality suites during next year's Winter Olympics, with the Olympic Committee insisting that anybody seen "swaying or having rambling conversations" could end up on the next flight home.

    Clarifying stringent new rules on behaviour, the AOC said drinking alcohol would be permitted outside the Olympic Village but left athletes in no doubt about their conduct, saying they could be kicked out if there is any repeat of the behaviour issues that plagued the Australian team at the London Olympics.

    "Team members are permitted to consume alcohol responsibly," a statement said, before listing a range of behaviour that would be frowned upon.

    Here is the list that could see you packed off on the next plane back Down Under. Assuming you are part of the Aussie set-up of course.

    1. Being disorderly or argumentative

    2. Being bad tempered
    3. Swaying
    4. Falling down
    5. Talking boisterously
    6. Having rambling conversations
    7. Annoying fellow team members

    Any of these items could all result in possible disciplinary action, said the official guidlines.
    No alcohol will be permitted in the Olympic Village or on the return flight to Australia following the Games.
    Ian Chesterman, Australia's Chef de Mission for the Sochi Olympics next February, welcomed the new guidelines.
    "Our goal as a team is to go to Sochi, perform at our best and represent our country with distinction," Chesterman said in a statement.

    "The new rules relating to alcohol are designed to allow each athlete the environment to prepare and perform at their best. I fully expect our team will buy into this culture of excellence."
    Australia slumped to its lowest medal haul in 20 years at the London Games, sparking a fierce backlash from Australian media pundits who accused the team of wasting taxpayer money and being more focused on partying than success.

    Members of Australia's swim team were criticised for drunkenness in an independent review, and the Australians were also embarrassed by rower Josh Booth who was detained by police for damaging shop windows after a drinking session.

    While athletes will be allowed to celebrate their performances with a beer or two, Australia's Chef de Mission for Rio in 2016, Kitty Chiller, said "irresponsible" consumption of alcohol would not be tolerated.

    "This is totally about respect for the Coat of Arms that we wear," Chiller said in a statement.

    "It's about respect for the green and gold. It's about respect for the Olympians of decades past and the great reputation they have built for us.

    "It's about respecting all the tradition and history and most of all it's about respecting their fellow team members."
    "This is not a knee-jerk reaction to London. This is about moving forward with an even greater high performance environment designed for success," she added.
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    Default Re: Seven things our athletes are banned from doing in Sochi

    Does number 4 include during your events or practice?
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    Default Re: Seven things our athletes are banned from doing in Sochi

    wow, it takes a lot to sway when drunk, so there's a lot of latitude there

    let's hope so frog!
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    Default Re: Seven things our athletes are banned from doing in Sochi

    you forgot to rule 8 (special Sochi Olys clause): If your gay, be sure to keep it the closet.
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    Default Re: Seven things our athletes are banned from doing in Sochi

    might be hard in the mens ice dancing.
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    Default Re: Seven things our athletes are banned from doing in Sochi

    I think Putin secretly loves ice dancing. He's anti gay laws and action man stance is a way of deflecting people noticing he has a love of soft furnishings and getting his kit off in the company of other men.
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    Default Re: Seven things our athletes are banned from doing in Sochi

    lets hope that any action happens AFTER we have won a swag of gold!

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    Default Re: Seven things our athletes are banned from doing in Sochi

    They forgot the issue about Facebook, twitter etc.....

    That is usually where they downfall lights up its rugged head.

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    Default Re: Seven things our athletes are banned from doing in Sochi

    new motto? "Dont be a Twit... er"
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