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OZ sports doping 'widespread'

An investigation into the use of banned drugs in Australian professional sport has found "widespread" doping. No individuals have been named.

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Key findings of the Australia sports doping report

The key findings of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's report were as follows:

  • The use of prohibited substances, including peptides, hormones, and illicit drugs, is widespread among professional athletes.
  • It is being facilitated by sports scientists, high performance coaches and sports staff.
  • The level of use of illicit drugs within some sports is considered to be significantly higher than is recorded in official statistics.
  • Organised crime is involved in distributing the drugs and in one possible case of match-fixing.

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