Former world kayak champion pleads guilty in Australian drug case

Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Nathan BaggaleyBig news out of Australia. Three-time world kayaker and Olympic silver medalist, Nathan Baggaley, has pleaded guilty to manufacturing and supplying ecstasy tablets.

Nathan and his brother, Dru were both arrested in November 2007 after a police raid. They will both appear in Lismore Districy Court for a sentencing hearing on March 24, 2009.

Sports fans out there will remember the two silver medals that Nathan won at the 2004 Athens Games. Since then, he hasn’t had a great track record with the law. He tested positive to steroids in September 2005 and got a 15 month suspension from competition. He also wasn’t allowed to compete at the Beijing Olympics because of the pending criminal charges related to his latest arrest.

More info: The Canadian Press

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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