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SBD Global/May 14, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
ASADA Waits For Bill Giving It More Investigative Power To Pass Australian Senate
Published May 14, 2013
PUNISHING THE SUPPLIERS: In Sydney, Adrian Proszenko reported the Australian Crime Commission "is pushing for a minimum jail term of three years for anyone found guilty of supplying peptides or other performance-enhancing substances to athletes." And in a further bombshell, the ACC alleges that ''some coaches and support staff within the NRL and AFL (Australian Football League) have orchestrated and/or condoned the use of prohibited substances and/or methods of administration" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 5/14). The AP reported the World Anti-Doping Agency's top officials "spent the weekend honing a new global code which includes doubling suspensions for some drug cheats." WADA's exec committee and foundation board met in Montreal, Canada "to review the third draft of the proposed 2015 World Anti-Doping code," which will come up for approval at the Nov. 12-15 World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg, South Africa (AP, 5/13).