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Six swimmers receive fines and suspended sentences

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THE six Australian relay swimmers at the centre of the Stilnox scandal were further shamed on Friday, after they were handed undisclosed fines and suspended sentences.

Cameron McEvoy, Eamon Sullivan, James Roberts, James Magnussen, Matt Targett and Tommaso D'Orsogna will make payments to Swimming Australia and receive deferred suspensions.

These members of the men's 4x100m freestyle squad at last year's London Olympics were found guilty of the inappropriate distribution of prescription drug Stilnox, prank calls and door knocking late at night, and general misbehaviour.

Swimming Australia said its integrity panel found no evidence "to sanction any athlete, coach or team official in relation to alcohol use during the staging camp and swimming component of the Olympic Games".

It also investigated allegations of bullying, but reached no conclusions about those claims, saying no formal complaints were made.

But the panel did look into an allegation of inappropriate behaviour by a team member towards another team member in January, and that athlete received a reprimand.

The Australian Olympic Committee has also appointed Bret Walker SC to carry out an independent investigation, with his report not yet complete.

Topics:  eamon sullivan, james magnussen, suspensions, swimming, swimming australia


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