A government investigation into the use of performance-enhancing substances has revealed widespread abuse by professional athletes in Australia.
Thirty-four past and present players from one Australian Football League club have been suspended after being found guilty of using a banned substance. The incident is Australia’s biggest ever doping scandal.
In light of recent allegations, Russia has committed to further compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency. Outside of the country, though, pressure for sanctions is growing.
The head of world athletics has staunchly defended its anti-doping efforts following allegations of mass doping among medal-winning athletes. The global sports community is calling for a thorough investigation.
Amid fears of "Islamic State" jihadists, a group known as "Reclaim Australia" has rallied its supporters across Australia to condemn Islamist extremism. But counter demonstrators say the movement is anti-Muslim.
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