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Olympic medalist pleads guilty to cocaine charges

Wednesday - 5/14/2014, 1:00am  ET

SYDNEY (AP) -- Olympic medalist Geoff Huegill pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing a prohibited drug and was given a six-month good behavior bond.

Police charged the 35-year-old Huegill and his 30-year-old wife, Sara, in possession of cocaine at a function at Sydney's Randwick Races last month.

Outside a local court Wednesday, Huegill said "Both Sara and I take full responsibility for the consequences that we are both in, here today." The magistrate did not record a conviction.

Huegill, a former world record-holder in the 50-meter butterfly, won a silver and a bronze at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and three titles at the world championships in 1998 and 2001.

After a two-year retirement, he returned to swimming in 2008 and won two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.


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