French Swimming Federation official refutes Amaury Leveaux’s claim

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A French Swimming Federation official denied the French swim team used cocaine, a claim made by Olympic champion Amaury Leveaux in an autobiography.

Lucien Gastaldello, the federation’s honorary vice president, said he was often head of a French swimming delegation that celebrated titles with champagne, but not cocaine, according to French media citing a Republican Lorrain report.

Leveaux, a 2008 and 2012 Olympian, detailed specifically an instance at the London 2012 Olympics where at least one French swimmer used cocaine at a party.

L’Equipe and FranceTV Sport have more from Gastaldello.

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