The building that could bring Aussie sport to its knees

Yahoo!7 February 11, 2013, 10:21 am

There's a fairly unassuming building located in Sydney's leafy inner north-west that could be the key to cracking Australia's biggest ever drug scandal.

News Limited reports the National Measurement Institute, a world leader in anti-doping research, currently houses more than 1000 samples from athletes dating as far back as 2007, and testing these could expose more incidents of performance enhancing drug use.

The institute, located in North Ryde, secretly stockpiled the samples from sportspeople in the AFL, NRL, Olympics and other athletes amid concerns of the rise of peptides in sport.

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority chief Aurora Andruska said the samples were frozen to allow testing technology to catch up with the cheats.

"Yes, we were certainly concerned about the use of peptides and we were certainly taking samples and freezing them, waiting upon the development of the test," Andruska said.

The institute is one of the world leading organisations in testing for PEDs, particularly with EPO and human growth hormone technology.

And now it finally has a test for peptides, developed in Cologne, Germany.

"We have been collecting samples and freezing them in a general sense across all athletes since 2007," Andruska said. "We do have over a 1000 frozen samples and we choose to pull them out at certain times should we wish to do further testing."

However, Andruska refused to go into further detail, telling News Limited that her job was to find evidence now based on information provided to ASADA by the Australian Crime Commission.

"I have been provided with information from the ACC," she said. "I can't make any comment other than there are many threads to the investigation. There are links that probably need police involvement. And there is stuff that relates to performance-enhancing drugs and performance-enhancing drugs is the aspect of the investigation I have information on.

"This information has been gathered under (the ACC's) coercive powers. What I need to take the case forward against any individual is evidence and that is what my formal investigation is now about."

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  1. underarm_bowler09:34pm Monday 11th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Jones’s number is 0422 183 655 LOLOL The poms are wankers in life and sport. What are the poms good at? Losing wars and being World Wankers. They nearly lost the war to the Germans but thanks to the Aussies and the Yanks prevailed. They have had to rely on the tough bronzed Aussies to bale them out of losing all wars and rely on us to show you how to play sports and be champions. They can only win on their own dirty soil and as history has shown they are reduced to a pathetic squandering country outside of their own confines. The only war they could win is the Falklands and even then it was close. Great Brittan are useless at sport and have shown that even they invented the game cricket have been smashed by every country from pillar to post. It took them a quarter of a decade to beat Australia in Australia. It takes four countries, England Scotland Wales and Ireland to which they can draw sports people from and even then they fail. Great Brittan, what’s great about it, has been kicked out of every country it invaded. They sent the convicts to Australia and now they are kicking down the doors to immigrate there. Their queen (not ours) is a taxrapist who rips of her own people so she can live a life of luxury. England, or as it’s known, little Pakistan, is now ruled by Muslims. We all sit back and laugh at you as you sing rule Britannia as you rule no one now. We laugh even more how you “keep a stiff upper lip” and drink your cups of tea and have cucumber sandwiches with your little pinky extended. We continue to laugh how you still don’t know how to shower, hence the name smelly pom. Your country is no longer a financial leader as you still haven’t recovered from the pounding the Germans gave you. Not only are you wankers in sport but you are wankers in life or as you pommy bustards say “tossers”. No wonder your country is run by a queen. We shall always be your masters in life and you will always be humble to us. Your miserable country with your miserable weather has produced many a lilly white pom. No wonder Australia has had to control the large influx of lilly white poms running away from not great Brittan. Even America kicked your backsides in a war. From rule the world you can’t even rule your own streets. And when you do get to Australia we all laugh how you welt like rotten fruit under our summer. Still Australia needs poms as we need someone to the menial and shite jobs. Even your beer is krap as its always hot. And you women much prefer the superiority of the Aussie male against the lily white pommy male. Even your cricket team is full of imports and soon the real Englishman will be a head wobbler and wear a turban.

  2. Neil JL07:09pm Monday 11th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Team gb and jones must be team wankers #$%$ off moron

  3. Abel04:03pm Monday 11th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    "Clare and Lundy made Australia the laughing stock of the world" ... nonsense, it's barely making ripples overseas because every scientifically-advanced nation has similar police reports about their own athletes. And if you're such a simpleton that a scandal about sports distracts you from the govt's own failings, then ... please DON'T BREED any more simpletons.

  4. Jazzer02:54pm Monday 11th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    The reason you have you have 5 generations of black people team gb is because you had SLAVERY you wanker so stop tugging yourself and get into the real world

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  5. Jazzer02:51pm Monday 11th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I don't know whether to laugh at TEAM GB or just feel sorry for him.The poor little git is so down and bitter he must lead a truly miserable lonely existence.To be so envious of a country that only has 22 million people is so sad,he doesn't realise it's not our fault the brits sent their people to the better country and kept their riff raff curtsying forelock pulling prats at home.So get over it love and let a bit of sunshine come into your life so it can lighten up your dingy miserable existence

  6. Who Cares02:36pm Monday 11th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    One more time for the slow kids,there is no Father Christmas no Easter Bunny No Tooth Fairy Wrestlings Fake and Sportsman take Drugs....

  7. Neil JL02:07pm Monday 11th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Amenhotp 111 bullseye best dart yet and i must agree labor are stuffed