Rio 2016: Team GB Olympic medallist Callum Skinner asks Leave EU to stop using his image 'to promote campaign'

Heather Saul
Wednesday 17 August 2016 14:34
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Rio 2016: Callum Skinner asks Leave EU to stop using his image

British Olympic silver medalist Callum Skinner has asked the pro-Brexit group Leave EU to stop using his image in their videos after his Olympic victory in Rio.

The Scottish athlete emerged triumphant after winning a silver medal for Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Skinner, 23, was also a member of Team GB who took gold in the team sprint.

His success comes during Britain’s most successful run in an overseas Games, with the UK’s medal haul steadily growing closer to London 2012’s record 65 medals.

Skinner’s victory and the victories of other athletes have been celebrated across the UK, including by Leave EU who featured a number of them in a video.

Skinner responded by asking the anti-EU group to stop using his image to promote their campaign.

Leave EU did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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