Australian freestyle skier Dale Begg-Smith brought home a gold for his country at the Olympics this week.
According to a report in The Age, Begg-Smith "runs an internet pop-up advertising company that he describes as the third largest of its type."
Begg-Smith tried to deflect questions about the company at a press conference after his medals ceremony this week, saying "I don't know why we're talking about the company. I just won Olympic gold."
Blog community response:
"I say the IOC ought to investigate Begg-Smith's business conduct to determine whether it tarnishes the reputation of the Olympic movement."
"I know the concept of Olympians being amateurs is outdated, but shouldn't they be barred from competition for this sort of thing?"
"Although IMO what Begg-Smith does online has no relevance to his physical ability or his Olympic achievements - we're getting a reminder that Karma is a bytch baby and it's hard to scrub off taint. No matter how great your next move or achievement is."