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Cambage tweets about possible Magnussen misbehaviour

Yahoo!7 February 26, 2013, 5:39 pm


Olympic basketball player Elizabeth Cambage sent social media in a spin on Tuesday when she suggested on Twitter that swimmer James Magnussen may have been involved in some more misbehaviour.

"Have any other Olympic females athletes spoken out against Magnussen, because it went further than the swim team," the towering Opals center tweeted.

Cambage deleted the tweet almost immediately, blaming the unwanted attention it garnered.

SOURCE: Twitter


However Cambage did clarify her statement, specifying where it allegedly "went further".


James Magnussen was one of six members of the Australian swim team who admitted to a wild night while in camp at Manchester prior to the 2012 London Games.

The scandal was officially addressed by Swimming Australia after news emerged eight months after the fact, that male swimmers had a bonding session that involved taking Stilnox, making prank calls, doing knock-and-runs, and barging into the rooms of female swimmers.

SOURCE: Twitter


Cambage's mysterious tweet lit up the web as speculation grew as to what she may have been hinting at.

On Tuesday evening Cambage apologised for putting out the tweet.

SOURCE: Twitter


The Australian Olympic Committee hired a Queens Counsel to investigate the relay team drug incident and other allegations of misbehaviour within the Australian Olympic swimming team, and may withdraw funding for five Olympic swimmers, including world champion Magnussen.

The swimmers admitted they knew Stilnox had been banned by the AOC weeks beforehand.

SOURCE: Twitter


James Magnussen, dubbed 'The Missile' by press, was a favourite going into the Games. He said the chance to bond with his teammates was a welcome relief from the ongoing hype surrounding his imminent performance.

"I was feeling under so much pressure and it had been building for the best part of a year. The chance to bond with these guys and be normal for one night was in my intention," Magnussen said.

"I have a lot of regrets, but I don't feel it [being a part of the bonding session] affected my performance."

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5 Comments

  1. heidi08:04pm Tuesday 26th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    #$%$ off michael b.

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  2. Roger07:34pm Tuesday 26th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I suspect Liz "who?" Cambage to be a little miffed at not receiving as much attention as she'd have liked in London (still).

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  3. seek1mor07:17pm Tuesday 26th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Np problem mate. Have the operation and become an Aussie female.

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  4. Michael B.07:17pm Tuesday 26th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    You are very modest...90% ? more like 99.9%.Some things aussies do not know are.Respect of Woman and discipline

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  5. Glib07:03pm Tuesday 26th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    90% of Australian males need to attend "How to Handle Your Testosterone" classes. I am mostly ashamed to be an Australian male.

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