SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency says it will interview about 150 athletes, support staff and administrators about the findings of the damning crime commission report revealed last week that indicated widespread use of performance enhancing substances in professional sport and links between users and organized crime.

ASADA said Thursday the interviews would involve two major Australian sporting codes, widely reported to be the National Rugby League competition and the Australian rules Australian Football League.

The doping agency says the number of interviews may grow if "new lines of inquiry" are uncovered.

The investigation is expected to take several months, and ASADA won't comment on its investigation or name clubs or individuals involved, saying "this ensures the integrity of the investigation and the privacy of any individual under investigation is protected."

 

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