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Two documentary makers have exposed how easy it is for athletes to obtain performance enhancing drugs in Beijing, just days out from the start of the Olympics.
Footage to be aired on tonight's A Current Affair shows filmmakers Rob Punton and Huw Roberts being supplied with human growth hormones from a Chinese hospital less than 5km from the athlete's village.
Posing as an athlete, Punton is filmed buying steroids and then being injected with the drugs by a nurse.
After conducting a six-month investigation on the culture of drug taking in China, Roberts said China has a poor track record when it comes to performance enhancing drugs.
"From 1990 though to about 2003 they failed more drug tests than anyone else," he said.
"The interesting thing is China hasn't failed many drug tests in the last couple of years, so they've either cleaned up their act or they are hiding something."
It is likely doping amongst athletes will be rife at the Beijing games, Punton said.
"The problem is because testing is so poor we are not going to know the majority of cheats because there are clear ways of getting around all the tests."
The 15 minute extended video of the documentary will be available here on aca from 7pm AEST tonight. It is a cut down from the full 44 min version and that that would be release online on the 11 August.