International Cycling

Olympic silver medallist arrested for drug dealing

2017-08-25 09:42
Jack Bobridge (Getty Images)

Sydney - Australian Olympic Games medallist Jack Bobridge has been charged with drug dealing following his arrest earlier this week, police said.

Bobridge was arrested on Wednesday after police executed search warrants at his home and a business premises in Perth, Western Australia.

"The investigation led detectives to charge the 28-year-old man with two counts of sell and supply a trafficable quantity of MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy) and three counts of sell and supply MDMA," police said in a statement.

Bobridge subsequently appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday to face six charges.

He was granted bail and was due to reappear in court next month.

Detectives said Bobridge had been charged as part of an investigation targeting Perth entertainment precincts.

Bobridge retired from cycling last year due to the effects of arthritis after competing in three Olympic Games and winning two silver medals, the last one in the men's team pursuit in Rio in 2016.

He also claimed three track world championship gold medals and four Commonwealth Games golds.


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