Remembering past heroes?
An old Australian Olympian, who took out silver in the 'hop, skip and jump' (triple jump) in 1948 had hoped to get to the London Olympics, the city where he had won his medal so many years before. But he died well before the event.
No problem - his family simply took his ashes along with them on their trip!
So far kind of bizarre, sounding a bit like ancestor worship or something, but perhaps not totally disrespectful.
Scattering the ashes!
But here is where it goes really wrong - they decided to tip his ashes out onto the sand of the long jump, as the athletes were competing.
The ABC coverage labelled the story 'a fitting farewell'.
I imagine however that many of the athletes who competed there might feel rather differently if they had known.
So say a prayer please for the repose of the soul of George Avery, and for the conversion of his family, that they might realise what they have done and make reparation...