19 Feb 2013

"Toxic incidents" behind Australian swimmers' London failure

2:15 pm on 19 February 2013

A long-awaited independent review into the Australian Olympic swimming team's failure at last year's London Olympics has highlighted a failure of culture and leadership.

The report cites misuse of prescription drugs, getting drunk, breaching curfews, deceit and bullying.

Swimming Australia's inquest has found there were "toxic incidents" and standards, discipline and accountability for the swim team were too loose.