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Australia sets tough legal criteria for Olympics

Updated: February 12, 2013, 6:47 AM ET
Associated Press

SYDNEY -- Australian athletes and officials will be forced to sign a legal document regarding their anti-doping history before they can be eligible for next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The Australian Olympic Committee unanimously approved the introduction of the "statutory declarations," AOC President John Coates said Tuesday in a statement.

Under Australian law, anyone who willfully makes a false statutory declaration could face up to five years in prison.

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