22 Feb 2013

Aussie swim star to from media about prescription drug abuse claim

5:51 am on 22 February 2013

The face of Australian swimming, James Magnusson will break his silence today amid claims that he and other members of Australia's Olympic team abused prescription drugs in the lead-up to last year's London Games.

Swimming Australia confirmed yesterday that six members of the men's relay team had come forward to discuss their involvement in a team bonding session in Manchester prior to arriving in the Olympic Village.

Swimming Australia is expected to identify the relay team members as chief offenders in an independent review, which earlier this week revealed drug abuse and a "toxic culture" in London, but didn't name names.

The self-named `Weapons of Mass Destruction' failed to live up to the hype and spectacularly bombed out of the relay medals in London.