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Olympic relay team slapped with fines and suspension

Members of Australia's Olympic men's 4 by 100 freestyle relay team are in hot water. Officials say they've been fined and issued deferred suspensions.

A swimming Australia Integrity Panel found the six athletes "failed to demonstrate the level of conduct required of members of the team."

In February, the six admitted to using a banned sedative during a bonding session before the London Olympics.

A statement from Swimming Australia said the panel "investigated allegations of inappropriate behavior and misuse of prescription drugs."

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