BERLIN, Germany, Jan 29, 2013 (AFP) – US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis
Tygart will address the sports committee of Germany’s Bundestag on Wednesday
to give an insight into how USADA brought down cycling star Lance Armstrong.
USADA stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and slapped him
with a lifetime ban in October after releasing a damning report which detailed
the American’s sophisticated doping programme.
Tygart has been invited to speak by the committee’s chairman and
representative’s of Germany’s Anti-doping agency (NADA) will travel from Bonn
to hear Tygart speak in the German capital.
“In a nutshell, the core issue is: Germany can learn from the USADA?” said
Dagmar Freitag, chairman of the Bundestag’s sports committee.
“I can well imagine that at one point or another there are differences
between the USA and Germany in the fight against doping.”
Thomas Bach, president of Germany’s German Olympic Sports Confederation
(DSOB), will also meet Tygart privately before the meeting.
“It’s important to see which direction USADA took in the Armstrong case,”