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Bond with rivals proved a bitter pill, says James Magnussen

James Magnussen

Daniel Lane James Magnussen has revealed the dog-eat-dog nature of elite swimming was a reason the Australian relay team at the London Olympics used the sleeping tablet Stilnox at a controversial bonding session...

New coach wants an Australian swimmer in every Olympic final

Swimming Australia National Head Coach, Jacco Verhaeren, at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Stathi Paxinos The Australian swim team would have a finalist in every Olympic race by the 2020 Games in Tokyo, if not by 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, new head coach Jacco Verhaeren has declared.

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Ratbags, redemption - and the purge to end all purges

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David Sygall They went from gold-medal favourites to a national disgrace before the Games in London had even begun.

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Aussie men upbeat despite relay miss

James Magnussen.

Liam FitzGibbon A James Magnussen-led sprint relay team has missed a medal at the world championships, but they're more upbeat than after the London Olympic flop.

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'Stilnox six' to learn AOC fate on Friday

James Magnussen of Australia

Australia's controversial men's freestyle relay team will be punished by the Australian Olympic Committee on Friday.

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Relay swimmers await fate

Australia's 4x100m freestyle relay team.

Stathi Paxinos AOC will on Friday bring down its judgment on Australia's Olympic men's 4x100-metres freestyle relay team.

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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...

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Warning for Olympics' Stilnox Six, but coach escapes sanctions

Aus Mens swim team front the media to admit to their behaviours in London - bringing the swim team into disrepute. James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy and Eamon Sullivan admit to taking Stilnox tablets. Photo: Edwina Pickles. 22 Feb 2013.

David Sygall The latest - and final - report into the ill-fated London Olympics swimming campaign has laid much of the blame with Swimming Australia and former head coach Leigh Nugent.

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Management blamed for Games issues

Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates addresses the media in Sydney on Friday.

David Sygall Final report into swimming campaign lays much of the blame on Leigh Nugent.

Pranks plague men's swim team as bully claims emerge

James Magnussen

Megan Levy Claims body hair was scattered on beds and Stilnox used by relay team among a raft of startling suggestions.

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'Schoolboys' claim as swim-team pranks scandal widens

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Megan Levy Members of Australia's swimming team behaved more like "schoolboys" on a rugby tour at the London Olympics than elite athletes competing at the pinnacle of their sport, according to a member of the...

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D'Orsogna says relay swimmers misbehaved in camp

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AAP Members of Australia's swimming team behaved more like schoolboys than Olympians in camp before the London Games, a member of the under-fire men's 4x100 metres freestyle relay team has claimed.

Swimmer admits to childish pranks

Tommaso D'Orsogna

Swimming Heat swimmer Tommaso D'Orsogna has spoken out about allegations of misbehaviour.

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Don't be too harsh on young swim team: Coutts

Alicia Coutts.

Lee Gaskin Australia's most successful swimmer at this year's Olympic Games says criticism of the team's performance in London is ''harsh'' as the review into the sport begins.

Magnussen admits mistakes were made in London

Liam Fitzgibbon Swimming world champion James Magnussen admits he made mistakes and could have carried himself better during a controversial London Olympic campaign, but says his failure to win a gold medal has made...

London of mass distraction re-arms Magnussen for Rio

James Magnussen

Chris Barrett Nearly three months have passed since James Magnussen dragged himself from the pool at the London Olympics and put his head in his hands in disbelief.

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Team set to tell all

James Magnussen

Stathi Paxinos The first stage of Australian swimming's mea culpa will take place on Friday afternoon when members of the men's 4 x 100-metre relay team front a press conference at which they are expected to reveal...

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Relay team to lift lid on Games shame

James Magnussen

Stathi Paxinos THE first stage of Australian swimming's mea culpa following the damning reports into the sport will take place on Friday afternoon when the men's 4 x 100 metres relay team fronts a press conference...

Magnussen to reveal extent of team drug use

Staff writers The men's 100m Olympic relay team will front a press conference on Friday where they are expected to reveal explosive details about the misuse of prescription drugs in the lead-up to the London...

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Explosive new claims of Olympic swim-team torment

Jade Neilsen and James Magnussen.

Adrian Lowe and Stathi Paxinos The first stage of Australian swimming's mea culpa will take place on Friday afternoon when members of the men's 4 x 100-metre relay team front a press conference at which they are expected to reveal...