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Doping widespread in Australian sport: probe

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Drug use is widespread in Australian sport with growing links to organised crime, according to a damning official probe released Thursday that points to "clear parallels" with the Lance Armstrong case. 

A year-long government investigation on Thursday concluded drug use is widespread in Australian sport with links to organised crime which may have led to match-fixing. "The findings are shocking and will disgust Australian sports fans," Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare, pictured on August 30, 2012, said.

The Australian Crime Commission inquiry identified common use of prohibited substances including peptides -- a type of stimulant -- hormones and illicit drugs, across multiple sporting codes.

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