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Meares: I did not say Great Britain are cheats

Meares: I did not say Great Britain are cheats

Australian track cyclist Anna Meares said Team GB's exploits in Rio have been "amazing" and they deserve their success.

Anna Meares has clarified comments she made about Great Britain's success at the Olympics, stressing she has no suspicions that they have been guilty of cheating.

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Australian track cyclist Meares was accused of being a sore loser after saying "we're all scratching our heads" as to how Team GB have been so successful in Rio after also racking up the medals in London four years ago.

Meares, who could only add one bronze medal to her Olympic tally in Brazil, on Tuesday stated that her comments were misinterpreted.

She tweeted: "I would like to clarify that I never said or insinuated that #TeamGB are cheating or doing anything suspicious!"

Six-time Olympic medallist Meares added: "What I said was it makes me scratch my head to think how we can better competitive [sic] with them at the Olympics.


"That's what great rivals, champions and teams like GBR do. They're an amazing team and their athletes and staff deserve the success that's come their way."




Great Britain were second on the medals table behind the United States at the start of day 11.

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