DHAKA: Australia`s Olympic swimmers existed within a "toxic" team culture that led to bullying and misuse of prescription drugs, a report has found.
The review was ordered by the sport`s governing body after Australia`s swimmers saw their worst Olympic performance in two decades last year.
It found standards and discipline were "too loose", and incidents of "intimidation" were not addressed.
There was a "dire need" for stronger leadership, the report found.
Australia`s swimmers won just one gold medal at London 2012, far short of previous medal hauls at other recent Olympics.
BDST: 1100 HRS, FEB 19, 2013
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