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New coach wants an Australian swimmer in every Olympic final

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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Bond with rivals proved a bitter pill, says James Magnussen

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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...

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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

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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

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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.

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Penalties for swimmers set to be announced

James Magnussen and Eamon Sullivan.

Stathi Paxinos Punishments to be handed to members of the Australian men's 4 x 100 metres freestyle relay team for misbehaviour in the lead-up to last year's London Olympics will be announced on Friday.

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Swimmers fined for Stilnox bonding session

James Magnussen (C) sits with teammates Cameron McEvoy (L) and Eamon Sullivan (R) from Australia's 4x100m freestyle relay team.

Stathi Paxinos The members of the Australian swim team that took part in the infamous bonding session involving Stilnox before last year's London Olympic Games have escaped immediate suspensions.

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Fines for bonding session

Stathi Paxinos Australian swim team members fined, but escape immediate suspensions.

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Coutts positive in wake of attack

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Stathi Paxinos Alicia Coutts says she would steer clear of the Australian teammate who was reprimanded for 'inappropriate behaviour' towards her earlier this year, if they both made the team for the world...

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McKeon stamps himself as contender for world title

David McKeon celebrates after winning the men's 400 metres freestyle on the opening day of the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide on Friday.

Stathi Paxinos David McKeon stamps himself as a contender for this year's world titles in Barcelona.

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Irvine finds that success is the best painkiller

Punching: Grant Irvine celebrates his 200-metre butterfly final win.

Stathi Paxinos Grant Irvine has never forgotten the pain of missing Olympic selection last year.

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New boss raises the bar for world titles

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Stathi Paxinos Swim team has rebounded well from the fallout of its London Olympic Games campaign.

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Probe into president's comments

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Stathi Paxinos Swimming Australia's Barclay Nettlefold stood down pending investigation.

Pranks plague men's swim team as bully claims emerge

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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.