Australian Olympians to sign no doping past pledge



THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published — Saturday 17 November 2012

Last update 16 November 2012 8:08 pm

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BRISBANE: The Australian Olympic Committee will require future Australian Olympic athletes and officials to sign a declaration revealing any past use of performance-enhancing drugs, and those who are caught lying 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.” The AOC’s executive board adopted the proposal yesterday in Melbourne in response to the Lance Armstrong doping case that 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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