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WADA widens ban on blood doping

Updated: September 27, 2012, 1:45 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- The World Anti-Doping Agency has widened its prohibition on blood manipulation and lifted a ban on beta-blockers for five non-Olympic sports.

WADA issued an updated list of banned substances Wednesday that will go into effect on Jan. 1. No major changes were made, with only a few modifications from the 2012 list.

The section on blood manipulation was revised to be more encompassing, banning "any form of intravascular manipulation of the blood or blood components by physical ...

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