Media warned: focus on performance, not bodies

The foundation’s call came just a day before national media outlets ran stories this week questioning the fitness of Australian Olympic swimming team member Leisel Jones, based on her figure.

Images – described by current and former teammates as both unfair and ‘unflattering’ – published with the articles sparked debate this week over whether Ms Jones was in peak physical condition with some suggesting the swimmer had put on weight.

Subsequent media reports today have included strong criticism by teammates, coaches and former Olympians against suggestions or imputations that Ms Jones

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