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Feb 7, 2013

Crikey says: wake up to sports cheats

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Sports commentators are doing what they do best: reaching for tortured superlatives. It’s the biggest scandal to hit Australian sport since, apparently, ever; the boss of the anti-doping agency calls it “the blackest day in Australian sport”.

And it may well be. As Crikey first revealed yesterday, the Australian Crime Commission is examining drugs and corruption well beyond the AFL competition. Today it delivered a report to the federal government that Justice Minister Jason Clare declared would “disgust Australian sports fans”.

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2 thoughts on “Crikey says: wake up to sports cheats

  1. Phen

    Unless you count the ones that’ve been caught previously like Warney, Mark Waugh, Dean Capobianco etc….

  2. zut alors

    ‘Our love of the game, imbued in the national culture, has made us entirely naive…’

    Love of the game has been transformed into the obsessional love of winning. The era of playing a competitive, fair game and losing with grace has been killed off by overly generous sponsors and too much testosterone/whatever.

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