Australian Prime minister "sickened" by doping reports
SYDNEY (AP) - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she is "sickened" by a report which has found widespread use of performance-enhancing substances and links between users and organised crime.
The Australian Crime Commission on Thursday identified significant use of doping in professional sport, along with possible match-fixing and manipulation of betting markets.
Australian Associated Press reported Gillard, who is in New Zealand for talks with Prime Minister John Key, as saying it was a dark day for Australian sport.
Gillard said "we cheer on the deeds, and the sense that anything we've seen has actually been fuelled by banned substances would be pretty sickening for sports fans. It's pretty sickening for me".