Long-time US swimmer Dana Vollmer won 100m butterfly gold at the 2012 Olympic Games, followed by bronze in the same event in Rio, however, the athlete is now unknowingly starring in an ad campaign for an entirely different country.
In what can surely only be filed under ‘the bizarre’, Vollmer’s image oddly appears on a national poster hung at the entrance of the Burhan Felek Pool in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, Turkey. Not only do the words ‘Powerful Turkey’ accompany the American’s image, but the US flag appearing on Vollmer’s cap has been clearly digitally changed to a Turkish flag.

The posters were reportedly created by Turkey’s Youth and Sports Ministry, who has already been notified by athletes within Turkey that there is bafflement as to why a Turkish swimmer wasn’t used instead of an American.
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