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Chiller reads the riot act as Australia counts down to Rio

© Reuters. Australia's Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson and basketballer Joe Ingles react as they listen to Australia's chef de mission Kitty Chiller as she speaks during a media conference in Sydney, Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's chef de mission Kitty Chiller left no one in any doubt what standard of behavior she will expect from her team of just over 460 athletes when the Rio de Janeiro Olympics get underway a year on Wednesday.

The former modern pentathlete, the first woman to lead Australia into a Summer Games, pulled no punches as she made clear that there would be zero tolerance for misbehavior, illegal gambling or doping on her watch.

Furthermore, she gave warning to those Olympians in sports outside swimming that she expected them to step up to the plate so Australia could reach its "aspirational" target of...


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