Olympic champion Amaury Leveaux says French swimmers used cocaine
Retired swimmer Amaury Leveaux, a longtime member of France’s 4x100m freestyle relay, said in a to-be-released autobiography that French swimmers used cocaine, including at the London 2012 Olympics.
The book is titled, “Sexe, drogue et natation: un nageur brise l’omerta,” which translates to, “Sex, drugs and swimming: a swimmer breaks the code of silence.”
Details from Leveaux’s book include him saying another French swimmer used cocaine at a party at the London Olympics, according to Agence France-Presse. Leveaux provided more in a question-and-answer with L’Equipe.
Leveaux, 29, swam the French leadoff leg in the 4x100m freestyle relay finals at the 2008 Olympics and the 2012 Olympics.
In 2008, France was favored to win but fell to silver behind the U.S. after Jason Lezak overtook Alain Bernard on anchor.
In 2012, Bernard overtook Ryan Lochte on anchor for gold.
Leveaux also earned silver in the 50m freestyle at the 2008 Olympics.