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    The National Post is reporting that the Norwegian Ski Federation is considering fines for any of its top athletes caught using banned performance-enhancing substances. Finland does it already apparently. In addition to the usual two-year ban for a first offence and a lifetime ban for a second offence, Finland demands that top skiers sign contracts requiring them to pay a fine worth about $77,800, plus training costs, if they're convicted of doping.

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    Re: Fines for doping

    If you're not a "top" skier, you pay no fine?

    Interesting idea. However, it only works for countries where the government pays for training costs through stipends and the like. They can recoup their investment in the athlete. Since, unlike European countries, the U.S. isn't a nanny state this particular tactic won't work.

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      Re: Fines for doping

      After the National disaster in Lahti the Finns had to do something.

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