29 Apr 2014

Olympic medalist on drugs possession charge

7:29 am on 29 April 2014

Another former Australian Olympc swimmer, Geoff Huegill has been charged with drug possession after being arrested at Sydney's Randwick race course over the weekend.

35 year old Huegill, who won two medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was charged with his wife on Saturday and will appear at a Sydney court next month.

A former 50m butterfly world record holder, Huegill retired after the 2004 Athens Olympics and battled depression, weight and alcohol problems before making a highly publicised comeback in 2008.

His drugs charge follows problems with former teammates Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett in recent months.