Commonwealth Games: Ian Thorpe, Giaan Rooney involved in bizarre police bust

  • 08/04/2018
Ian Thorpe was reportedly at the centre of a bizarre police bust on the Gold Coast.
Ian Thorpe was reportedly at the centre of a bizarre police bust on the Gold Coast. Photo credit: AAP

Swimming identities Ian Thorpe and Giaan Rooney had to walk to the Commonwealth Games competition pool on Saturday night after their hire car was impounded by police.

The Olympic gold medallists were heading to the pool as part of their commentary duties for the Seven Network when police pulled over their hire car.

Thorpe and Rooney, who were both passengers, were forced to walk the rest of the way to the pool after police impounded it, apparently because it was a stolen vehicle.

"It had Ian Thorpe and Giaan Rooney in it. Not the great Bruce (McAvaney)," Seven presenter Mel McLaughlin said on Saturday night's broadcast.

"That is what happened. Now Giaan and Thorpey had to walk the rest of the way to the pool."

AAP has sought comment from Queensland police.

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