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Australian Olympians to sign no-doping past pledge

  • AP, Brisbane
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  • Updated: Nov 16, 2012 08:24 IST

The Australian Olympic Committee has endorsed a selection policy proposal that will force all future Australian Olympic athletes and officials to sign a declaration revealing any past use of performance-enhancing drugs. Those who lie could face jail terms.

When AOC president John Coates announced his plan on Nov. 2, he said "if they don't sign, they don't go to the games, they won't be selected. What I don't want is for the AOC to have egg on its face like cycling has."

On Friday, the AOC's executive board adopted the proposal Australia's response to the Lance Armstrong doping case which resulted in the American cyclist being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. Two senior Cycling Australia officials later quit after admitting doping during their racing careers.

 

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