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SBD Global/February 8, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Drugs Just The Start Of Australia's Problems As Organized Crime Infiltrates Country's Sports
Published February 8, 2013
CRIMINAL EXPOSURE: Also in Sydney, Lisa Davies reported individuals with ''extensive criminal associations'' are involved in legitimate business partnerships with major Australian sporting codes, leaving athletes "exposed to exploitation and corruption through otherwise legitimate relationships." The report stated: "Illicit drug use by athletes leaves them particularly vulnerable to exploitation for other criminal purposes, including match fixing and fraud arising out of the provision of 'inside information.' There is also evidence to suggest that some athletes are supplying others with illicit drugs" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 2/8).