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'Culturally toxic': swimmers hit with claims of drugs and bullying

Samantha Lane TWO disturbing reports into a dysfunctional Olympic swimming team devoid of leadership in London last year will see athletes found guilty of abusing prescription drugs and bullying exposed and hit...

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Grant Hackett denies rehab claims over Stilnox dependency

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Megan Levy Olympic gold medallist Grant Hackett has denied claims by his manager that he is entering rehab for an addiction to prescription sleeping drugs, saying instead that he had travelled to the US for a...

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Grant Hackett the latest swimmer to fall victim to the sport's relentless demands

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Peter FitzSimons When Kim Beazley became the Opposition Leader nigh on two decades ago, the great Labor identity Graham Freudenberg commented that he was “the first ALP leader since Ben Chifley not afflicted by a...

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Ian Thorpe's mentor confident swimming great will eventually overcome depression

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Adrian Proszenko Ian Thorpe's confidante, Deidre Anderson, predicts the champion swimmer will conquer his demons and eventually be in a position to help other athletes adjust to post-sport life.

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Swim team on right track: Dawn Fraser

Swimming legend slams Stilnox Six's punishment, saying Australia's infamous London Olympic men's 4x100m freestyle relay team should have copped a two-year ban.

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From sinking to the fast lane

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David Sygall Australian swimming is out to make a splash for the right reasons.

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Australian swimmers avoid further punishment for pre-Olympic behaviour

Members of Australia's Olympic swim relay team raise their hands to admit taking Stilnox.

A group of Olympic swimmers who took sleeping drugs and "pranked" their female colleagues in a bonding ritual ahead of the London games have avoided further punishment from the Australian Olympic...

I was smoking crystal meth in lead-up to Olympics

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WHEN Matthew Mitcham missed out on a place in the Olympic diving finals in August, the whole country witnessed his disappointment.

Swimmer's caution

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Adrian Proszenco AN AUSTRALIAN Olympic medal-winning swimmer has revealed she refused her coach's instructions to take a vitamin injection for fear it contained illegal performance-enhancing substances.

Swimming hit by second damning report

Stathi Paxinos The fundamental culture of the Australian swimming team that flopped badly at last year's London Olympic Games has been heavily criticised by a second report.

Swimmers could lose Olympic prizemoney

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Samantha Lane THE Australian Olympic Committee will investigate, and is prepared to financially sanction, the swimmers accused of breaching the team agreement in London.

'Toxic' culture in swimming team 'wasn't overtly obvious': Nugent

Jonathan Swan The head coach of the Australian swimming team, Leigh Nugent, says he only discovered after the London Olympics that his swimmers were getting drunk and abusing prescription drugs during the Games.

A once-great sport sinks to new low

The 2012 Australian swimming team at the London Games.

Richard Hinds Not long ago Australian swimmers were beacons of athletic supremacy and models of wholesome virtue.

Review slams 'toxic' culture in swimming

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Samantha Lane and Scott Spits A report reviewing the leadership in Australia's swimming team has slammed a "toxic" culture which saw swimmers abuse prescription drugs, alcohol and curfews during last year's London Olympics.

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Hefty fines await offending swimmers

Barclay Nettlefold, president of Swimming Australia, speaks to the media on Tuesday.

Samantha Lane Athletes found guilty of abusing prescription drugs and bullying will face significant fines.

Team culture needs overhaul: reports

James Magnussen: No more special treatment.

Stathi Paxinos Focus in future to be on the team, not any individual, coach Leigh Nugent says.

Richard Hinds

Proud sport's belly-flop at Games such a toxic waste

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Richard Hinds It does not seem long ago that Australian swimmers were beacons of athletic supremacy and models of wholesome virtue.

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Monk reinforces 'toxic' claims

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Phil Lutton OLYMPIAN Kenrick Monk says he's not surprised the team atmosphere at the London Games was labelled ''toxic'' and has lifted the lid on a litany of blunders leading into Australia's worst effort in...

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Things can only get better

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Stathi Paxinos and Phil Lutton Integrity panel to be announced on Thursday to investigate incidents in swimming reports.

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Elite squad 'not pampered brats'

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Phil Lutton JAMES MAGNUSSEN'S coach, Brant Best, has defended the nation's swimmers, saying they weren't lacking in heart and some were simply guilty of trying too hard at the London Games.