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IAAF plans tough doping stance

Updated: August 8, 2013, 12:15 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Track and field's governing body will reintroduce four-year bans for serious drug violations in 2015 and wants the World Anti-Doping Agency to deter cheats.

In a vote by acclamation at the IAAF congress, member federations backed leaders seeking stronger WADA sanctions. The International Association of Athletics Federations said it is ready to press ahead on its own if other sports refuse to toughen the sanction from two years.

The new WADA code takes effect in 2015. IAAF ...

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