Austrian Olympic COmmittee

Austria Cracks Down on Dopers with threat of 10 years in prison

Austria will set a precedent in the new year when proposed changes to their Criminal Code will make the use of performance enhancing drugs during competition a criminal offense, ¬†allowing for penalties of up to 10 years in prison. The proposals, introduced by Sports Minister Norbert Darabos and Minister of Justice Claudia Bandion-Ortner, ¬†would not only prosecute athletes who have been cought doping, but also the personell involved in the athlete’s deception, such as coaches...