Sports: World anti-doping body approves sweeping new code

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Global anti-doping body Wada passed far-reaching new rules against the use of banned performance-enhancers on Friday that doubles punishment for cheats, as the sporting world still reels from disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's scandal.

"The board... unanimously agreed to approve and to endorse the code," said outgoing World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) president John Fahey at a meeting in Johannesburg.