Oz swimming legend Fraser demands life ban for Stilnox-using Olympic swimmers

Sydney, Feb 28 (ANI): Australian swimming legend Dawn Fraser has said that the 4x100m relay squad members who admitted to using the banned drug Stilnox at a pre-London Olympics camp should be removed from the sport for life.

Fraser, who has been voted Australia’s greatest female sportswoman of all time, said the sportsmen should be banned for setting a bad example for the next generation of Australians, News.com.au reports.

Speaking about the swimmers in particular, Fraser said that Stilnox is a stimulant and should not have been mixed or used by accused swimmers Eamon Sullivan, James Magnussen, Tommaso D’Orsogna, Cameron McEvoy and Matthew Targett.

Fraser, who was involved in her own controversies which included being arrested for stealing an Olympic flag outside the Japanese Emperor’s Palace in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, said that being rebellious and mischievous was entirely different to taking drugs in sport.

Fraser won four gold and four silver Olympic medals between 1956 and 1964. (ANI)

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