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Spain alters doping legislation

Updated: July 14, 2011, 10:45 AM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Spain's government has altered legislation that previously banned athletes from competing for the country when linked to a doping investigation.

The decision comes days after world steeplechase champion Marta Dominguez was cleared of doping and drug-trafficking charges relating to Operation Galgo.

Spain's sports ministry still maintains the right to revoke an athlete's place on national teams, but has shied from the zero-tolerance stance it previously adopted.

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