We can totally understand where she’s coming from.
2000 Olympic gold medalist and 4 time Olympian, Natalie Cook, has some not so nice words to say on the status of beach volleyball in Australia and that the sport is vanishing in a country surrounded by the world’s top beaches.
“To have London make a claim that says ‘we are going to showcase the sport of beach volleyball’ really should be a slap in the face to Australia to say ‘why aren’t you putting it on the most iconic beaches in the world? We have the best beaches in Australia and just aren’t using them.” says Cook on an article released by Metro.Co.UK
To even justify claims, the 37 year old who is preparing to compete in her 5th Olympics also adds that “There’s not a sign that the event was even there (Bondi Beach). Nobody is even allowed to play with their ball on the beach. No ball sports allowed.”
To think that you can not even find traces of Olympic glory at Bondi Beach where Natalie and her former teammate Kerri Pottharst won the gold is a HUGE SLAP IN THE FACE! We went to Bondi Beach 5 years ago and we didn’t see any signs at all from the 2000 Olympics. Zad!
Wake Up Australia!
Maybe if the President of the Australian Volleyball Federation, Chris Schacht, wins the FIVB Presidency this year then beach volleyball will be resurrected in the Land of OZ?
We hope so!
Watch This: Natallie and Kerri’s Olympic Gold Medal Moment.