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AOC to propose athletes declare no past doping

Updated: November 1, 2012, 8:57 PM ET
Associated Press

SYDNEY -- Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates will propose that future Australian Olympic team members sign a statutory declaration saying they have no "doping history."

In a statement Friday, Coates said that in a zero-tolerance approach, "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."

Coates will put his proposal to the AOC executive board at a meeting later this month.

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