Olympic Kayaker Busted Again

Wednesday, 21 November 2007
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Nathan Baggaley
Nathan Baggaley
The other day, we chatted about some interesting business news in the outdoor industry. Lets talk about competitive sports. Unless you have been living underwater with earplugs in, you know that doping in competitive sports is a huge issue that doesn't seem to be going away.

In Australia former world champion and Olympic kayaker, Nathan Baggaley and his brother were arrested for drug offences in New South Wales.

The police said they seized a pill press and quantities of cash in the raid.

This isn't the first time that Baggaley has been in trouble. In September 2005, he tested positive for two steroids, stanozolol and methindione, which lead to a two-year ban from competitive sports by the Australian Canoe Federation.

In July 2007, the three-time world champion was committed to stand trial in Brisbane Supreme Court on drug charges after police found 762 ecstasy tablets in a car he was driving on the Gold Coast in February.

He also pleaded guilty in a northern NSW court last month to stealing a surf-ski from Byron Bay Surf Club.

He was placed on a six-month good behaviour bond and ordered to pay $70 court costs.

Nathan Baggaley, you should have been a rock star...

More info: news.com.au

Nathan Baggaley
Nathan Baggaley
The other day, we chatted about some interesting business news in the outdoor industry. Lets talk about competitive sports. Unless you have been living underwater with earplugs in, you know that doping in competitive sports is a huge issue that doesn't seem to be going away.

In Australia former world champion and Olympic kayaker, Nathan Baggaley and his brother were arrested for drug offences in New South Wales.

The police said they seized a pill press and quantities of cash in the raid.

This isn't the first time that Baggaley has been in trouble. In September 2005, he tested positive for two steroids, stanozolol and methindione, which lead to a two-year ban from competitive sports by the Australian Canoe Federation.

In July 2007, the three-time world champion was committed to stand trial in Brisbane Supreme Court on drug charges after police found 762 ecstasy tablets in a car he was driving on the Gold Coast in February.

He also pleaded guilty in a northern NSW court last month to stealing a surf-ski from Byron Bay Surf Club.

He was placed on a six-month good behaviour bond and ordered to pay $70 court costs.

Nathan Baggaley, you should have been a rock star...

More info: news.com.au

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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