Decision made on Emma McKeon’s appeal to her Closing Ceremony ban

Emma McKeon was said to be absolutely gutted by her ban from the Olympic Closing Ceremony after Australia’s chef de
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Emma McKeon was said to be absolutely gutted by her ban from the Olympic Closing Ceremony after Australia’s chef de mission Kitty Chiller came down hard on her for breaking protocol.

Emma chose to spend the night at her Swedish swim friends’ accommodation after it became too late to make her way back to the athlete’s village alone earlier this week.

Chiller found that Emma broke the rules by failing to notify her team manager that she wouldn’t be coming home that night and promptly banned her from the Closing Ceremony.

Emma, who has won more medals in Rio than any other Aussie athlete, was understandably upset by the ruling and lodged an appeal.

Now it seems Chiller has come to her final decision and has lifted the ban, allowing Emma to celebrate with her teammates on the final night of the Games.

The ban was ridiculed by many back home with people saying Chiller was being too harsh on Emma and pointing out that she decided to stay with her friends for safety reasons.

Others though said that the rules are in place for a reason and that Emma was wrong to break them.

Athletes have been under strict instructions about when and where they they can travel while in Rio due to the high amount of crime happening in the city.

Either way, it looks like Emma will be able to finish the Games with a smile on her face as she celebrate with her teammates at the Closing Ceremony this weekend.

Are you happy to see the ban lifted? Was it too harsh in the first place, or should she have had to face consequences for breaking the rules?

  1. alan stonham  

    are they joking ,just let her attend the closing ceromony,are the officials having an ego power rush,emma is an outstanding competitor,delivering many times for australia,get a grip

  2. Una  

    Rules are rules & she broke the so she should face the consequences Sorry luv that’s how it is

  3. paceyra  

    First offence….she shouldn’t have been punished !!!!! Its called…’lets discuss the alleged offence and get to the bottom of what’s happened and WHY before it announced officially’. But …. is it anyone’s business what happens inside the walls of the Australian team. A BIG NO…I say !!!

  4. paceyra  

    First offence….she shouldn’t have been punished !!!!! Its called…’lets discuss the alleged offence and get to the bottom of what’s happened and WHY before it announced officially’. But …. is it anyone’s business what happens inside the walls of the Australian team. A BIG NO…I say !!!

  5. Sharon Walsh  

    Thank goodness they came to their senses.

  6. rita  

    yes but when she lost the first race she did not behave well either while she was being interviewed she just walked off,i think she acts like a prima donna who thinks she is above reproach

  7. Antonia van Kampen  

    Don’t agree.Rules are there for a reason. She should have followed the rules.
    After the games they can do what they like.

  8. Antonia van Kampen  

    Don’t agree.Rules are there for a reason. She should have followed the rules.
    After the games they can do what they like.

  9. Pamela  

    What is the point of having rules, if they are not enforced.

    Next time someone is punished for breaking rules, they can always say they are being discriminated against compared with Emma!

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