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In the News: German law would criminalize sports doping

Proposed legislation in Germany calls for 3-year prison terms for offenders and would apply to the country's 7,000 elite athletes

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Outside magazine reports that German lawmakers are preparing legislation that would make doping in sports a criminal offense, according to the Dusseldorf-based business newspaper Handelsblatt. The law, drafted by German Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière and Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Heiko Maas, is set to be introduced on Wednesday and prescribes prison terms of up to three years for the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).

After major doping controversies throughout the early 2000s, German television cancelled live coverage of the Tour de France in 2011. However, young stars like Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) have been slowly reviving interest in the sport in their native country in recent years.

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