- 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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