D'Arcy and Monk leave London
CONTROVERSIAL swimmers Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk have left the Olympic Village having been released from the Australian Olympic Team.
Both were due to return to Australia once the Olympic swimming competitions finished, but after being given permission by the AOC, will now travel Europe with family and friends.
Each were kept from enjoying celebrations in London after they published photos of themselves online laughing and holding weaponry while visiting the United States in June.
The pair cannot return to London before the Olympic Games finish on August 15.
D'Arcy was knocked out of medal contention after placing sixth in the 200m butterfly semi-finals.
Monk lost his shot at the finals after coming 7th in the 200m freestyle semi-finals.
Monk also missed out on a medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay finals when the team placed fifth.
In a statement released by the AOC, it said the pair "have given an undertaking to adhere to the earlier sanction and not engage in social media activity during the Games' period".
They will have to pay for their own flights back to Australia.