Former WADA Chief Dick Pound Urges Lance Armstrong To Co-operate

by Greg Heakes LOS ANGELES, Jan 16, 2013 (AFP) - The former head of the , Dick Pound, has called on Lance Armstrong to co-operate fully with drug-testing authorities if he wants to have his lifetime ban from the sport lifted. Armstrong has given his first interview since being stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banished from the sport. In it, the talk show host … [Read more...]

WADA Invigorated by USADA Probe

by Judi Rever MONTREAL, Nov 18, 2012 (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Sunday that sport has the power to expose cheaters, and one of its earliest crusaders against the drug-soaked culture of cycling has been its founding president Dick Pound. WADA Chairman John Fahey lauded a ground-breaking probe by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that exposed the supply, use … [Read more...]

Armstrong Foiled By Made-In-USA Probe

LOS ANGELES, Aug 27, 2012 (AFP) - Dick Pound says even Lance Armstrong's staunchest US supporters couldn't brush aside the investigation and subsequent lifetime cycling ban handed down by an American-backed anti-doping agency. "The good thing about this is it's a made-in-America conclusion," said Pound, the former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Pound says in order for … [Read more...]

Verbruggen and Pound Close War Of Words

GENEVA, Dec 17, 2009 (AFP) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) and former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Dick Pound said Thursday that they had settled a lawsuit over allegedly injurious comments by Pound. The ICU, its former president Hein Verbruggen and Pound released a joint statement closing the litigation in a Swiss court over comments by the outspoken Canadian founding … [Read more...]