Depending on the sport, doping is viewed from negligible mistake (baseball) to mortal sin (any Olympic event). Germany, occasionally good at soccer, has thrown down the gauntlet to discourage performance-enhancing drug use by making it an imprisonable offense.
As reported by the BBC, those convicted of PED use would face up to three years in jail. Foreign athletes caught in-country would also be culpable under the bill.
A draft goes before German ministers on Wednesday, and a votable bill is projected to appear before the national parliament in the spring of 2015. It's a bold statement from a country with a long, storied history of PED use.