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Spanish government approves new anti-doping law

Updated: March 8, 2013, 10:04 AM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Spain's government on Friday approved tougher anti-doping laws to align with World Anti-Doping Agency standards and bolster Madrid's bid for the 2020 Olympics.

Sport Minister Jose Ignacio Wert said once the bill is passed by Parliament, "the impression that (Spain) lacks toughness on doping will disappear."

The bill includes the expansion of doping tests for athletes to overnight hours, allows for fines up to $520,000 and creates a new national anti-doping agency with greater ...

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