Australian Olympic Committee won't punish swimmers

The Australian Olympic Committee has decided not to impose any further sanctions on the men's freestyle relay swim team for the use of the sleeping tablet Stilnox at the London Olympics. AOC chief John Coates said Friday that the penalties imposed by Swimming Australia on the six swimmers were sufficient. The decision comes four months after the swimmers were punished by Swimming...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Magnussen shines in 100 meter

The Missile lived up to his nickname. James Magnussen of Australia posted the fastest preliminaries time in the 100-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships Wednesday, nearly a second ahead of the next qualifier. Looks like he's put the disappointment of the Olympics behind him. Magnussen was a huge favorite in London but only got a silver in the 100 free behind...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Aussie swimmers took sleeping pills?

Former world swimming champions James Magnussen and Eamon Sullivan, and their 4x100-meter relay teammates, could face sanctions after admitting to taking the sleep medication Stilnox during a ''bonding session'' ahead of last year's London Games.
Via Fox Olympics
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

London 2012 Swimming: Day 5 Recap

To start off with today I thought it would be good to go on a little bit of a personal diatribe. I was watching the heats for the swimming last night and I got to reminiscing about learning to swim growing up. In primary school we were always encouraged to try and give things a go so I decided to try out all four swimming strokes. Freestyle and backstroke were easy but I always struggled...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

London 2012 Swimming: Day 4 Recap

Only three medals were handed out on night four of the competition but there was still plenty of action going on in the pool. Fans were treated to four semi finals as part of the night’s action including the men’s 100m freestyle which featured world champion James Magnussen returning to form after a disastrous performance in the 4×100 relay on day 2. WOMEN’S 200m FREESTYLE...
Via The Sports Headquarters
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Thorpe at peace with himself after failed comeback

Ian Thorpe says he has come to grips with his failure to qualify for the Olympics in a comeback from retirement. The Australian great is still at the games working for British TV and representing his sponsor, and had quite a candid take Thursday on his performance at the Australian trials four months ago. The five-time Olympic champion says, ''Frankly, I didn't perform...
Via AP on Fox
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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