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World sports toughen up on drug cheats

Tougher penalties for athletes proven to be drug cheats will take effect on 1 January, with the introduction of the World Anti-Doping Agency's new code.

The new rules come into force while the investigation into systematic doping in Russian athletics remains ongoing.

It will see the automatic ban for a positive test increase from two years to four.

Alex Capstick reports.

  • 30 Dec 2014
  • From the section UK
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