Australian report exposes widespread doping

Australian Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare was shocked by the findings of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). Photo: screen dump from news conference


By Play the Game
A national report about doping in Australia shows an extensive use of doping among Australian elite athletes.

The report, which is the result of a 12-months investigation, is prepared by the Australian Crime Commission (ACC), and at a press conference, the Australian Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare expressed great disturbance with the findings, which he said were “shocking and will disgust the Australian sports fans,” reports the BBC.

The report shows that athletes, coaches and doctors are among those who have been involved in the use of doping substances and sometimes also with the help from organised crime syndicates.

"It is cheating but it is worse than that, it’s cheating with the help of criminals", says Jason Clare.

"Links between organised crime and players exposes players to the risk of being co-opted for match-fixing and this investigation has identified one possible example of that and that is currently under investigation," he said according to the BBC.

Due to the ongoing investigations no names have been revealed in the investigation.

Read the report: Organised crime and drugs in sport – New Generation Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs and Organised Criminal Involvement in their use in Professional Sport

BBC report: Australian sport rocked by doping inquiry


* required field

What is three plus seven?

Guidelines for posting
Play the Game promotes an open debate on sport and sports politics and we strongly encourage everyone to participate in the discussions on But please follow these simple guidelines when you write a post:

  1. Please be respectful - even if you disagree strongly with certain viewpoints. Slanderous or profane remarks will not be posted.
  2. Please keep to the subject. Spam or solicitations of any kind will not be posted.

Use of cookies

The website uses cookies to provide a user-friendly and relevant website. Cookies provide information about how the website is being used or support special functions such as Twitter feeds. 

By continuing to use this site, you consent to the use of cookies. You can find out more about our use of cookies and personal data in our privacy policy.