World 100m freestyle champion James Magnussen -- who led the much-vaunted 4x100m Australian relay team which bombed spectacularly at the 2012 Olympics -- has claimed taking sleeping tablets was "a tradition".
Australian swimmer James Magnussen leaves a press conference in Sydney on February 22, 2013 after owning up to taking part in "stupid" pre-Games pranks. The world 100m freestyle champion has claimed taking sleeping tablets Stilnox was "a tradition".
The team last week admitted taking the prescription drug Stilnox, banned by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), as part of a "bonding exercise" ahead of the Games in London, where they failed even to reach the podium.
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