Eight Year Suspension Imposed On Patrick Sinkewitz

Lausanne, 24 February 2014 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal filed by Nationale Anti-Doping Agentur Deutschland (NADA) against Patrick Sinkewitz. As a consequence, Patrik Sinkewitz is declared ineligible to compete for a period of 8 years. The German Anti-doping Agency had filed an appeal at the CAS to challenge the decision rendered on 19 June 2012 by the German … [Read more...]

Katusha Wins Appeal With CAS Over World Tour Exclusion

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PARIS, Feb 15, 2013 - Russian cycling team Katusha has won its appeal to the the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to be reinstated in this year's UCI World Tour races. World cycling's governing body, UCI, had excluded Katusha from the circuit in December, leaving them at the mercy of of the organizers of the major Tours as to whether they are invited to compete or not. The CAS … [Read more...]

Ullrich Criticized For Refusing To Break His Silence On Doping

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Berlin, Jan 23, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's only Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich, currently banned from cycling, has been criticised for not following Lance Armstrong's example and breaking his silence on doping. The 39-year-old German won the 1997 Tour de France, winning a total of seven stages in his career, and finished five times as runner-up behind Armstrong before retiring in … [Read more...]

Katusha’s World Tour Request Rejected By CAS

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PARIS, Jan 10, 2013 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected a provisional request from Russian cycling team Katusha to compete in this year's UCI World Tour races. "The CAS will now examine an appeal from Katusha who have asked that the commission's decision concerning the ban on their riders be cancelled and that Katusha are admitted (to the World Tour) for the … [Read more...]

Contador And UCI Reach Deal Over Doping Fine

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PARIS, Dec 13, 2012 (AFP) - Spanish rider Alberto Contador has reached agreement with the International Cycling Union over a hefty fine he was ordered to pay, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Thursday. "CAS has been informed of an amicable agreement reached between the UCI and Alberto Contador and has therefore officially concluded arbitration," the court … [Read more...]

Ricco Goes To CAS To Appeal 12-year Doping Ban

PARIS, June 26, 2012 - Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco is to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a bid to have his 12-year doping ban overturned, the CAS announced on Tuesday. Having already served a 20-month ban for doping during the 2008 Tour de France, during which he was found to have taken the banned blood-booster CERA, Ricco almost died in February last year after … [Read more...]

CAS To Announce Alberto Contador Decision On Monday

PARIS, Feb 5, 2012 (AFP) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) are due to announce on Monday a verdict on three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador's doping case, bringing to an end a succession of delays. A verdict was initially set for mid-January, but the Lausanne-based CAS opted to delay the ruling, blaming the delay on media allegations of bias against the three-man … [Read more...]

CAS Set To Annuounce Contador Doping Case February 6th

PARIS, Jan 30, 2012 (AFP) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will announce their verdict on three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador's doping case on February 6, the organization said Monday. A verdict was initially set for mid-January, but CAS opted to delay the ruling, blaming the delay on media allegations of bias against the three-man arbitration panel. … [Read more...]

CAS Will Delay The Contador Never Ending Doping Verdict

PARIS, 16 Jan 2012 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) expects to announce their verdict on three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador's doping case "during the week of January 31," the organization said Monday. A verdict was initially set for mid-January, but CAS opted to delay the ruling, blaming the delay because of media allegations of bias against the three-man … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Doping Decision Due Mid January By CAS

PARIS, Dec 21, 2011 - Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will find out "between January 15 and 20" whether he is to be handed a doping ban from cycling, a top official was reported as saying Wednesday. Contador, the standout stage racer of his generation, was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) earlier this year despite testing positive for … [Read more...]