IOC To Consider Armstrong Bronze Medal

LAUSANNE, Oct 12, 2012 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday stated that they would be looking into the US Anti-Doping Agency's report into cyclist Lance Armstrong before deciding whether to strip him of his Olympic bronze medal. "The IOC is aware of the USADA report and is currently studying it with all the corresponding documentation," a spokesman for the … [Read more...]

Rebellin Doping Appeal Is Rejected By CAS

THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) REJECTS THE APPEAL OF DAVIDE REBELLIN Lausanne, 30 July 2010 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by the Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin against the decision of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of 17 November 2009 disqualifying the athlete from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and … [Read more...]

CAS Dismisses Schumacher’s Appeal

World sport's top court CAS on Monday rejected an appeal by disgraced German cyclist Stefan Schumacher against a two-year ban for doping, related to offences at the 2008 Tour de France. Schumacher tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO CERA both at the Tour de France and Olympic Games in 2008. He was appealing against a ban handed down after offenses at the Tour de France. … [Read more...]

Wiggins and Romero Lose Out In Cycling Shake-Up

LONDON, Dec 10, 2009 (AFP) – British cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Rebecca Romero will not be able to defend their titles at the 2012 Games in London after changes to the Olympic track program were announced on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the changes proposed by cycling’s world governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), in a bid to increase gender … [Read more...]

Rebellin To Be Stripped Of Olympic Silver Medal

PARIS, Nov 18, 2009 (AFP) – Veteran Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin who tested positive for the new generation of EPO (CERA) at the 2008 Olympic Games is to be stripped of his road race silver medal the sport’s governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Tuesday. The UCI confirmed that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are to disqualify the 37-year-old, who was … [Read more...]

Stefan Schumacher Tests Positive For CERA At Olympics

BERLIN, April 29, 2009 (AFP) - German cyclist Stefan Schumacher was identified on Wednesday as one of the six athletes from the Beijing Olympic Games who has tested positive for banned blood-booster EPO CERA. "The German Cycling Federation (BDR) have passed documents about a failed doping test on to the sportsman Stefan Schumacher," said the BDR in a statement. "It is now up to him … [Read more...]

IOC Planing To Retest Beijing Olympic Blood Samples

PARIS, Oct 8, 2008 (AFP) - Blood samples taken at the Beijing Olympics are to be reanalyzed for the banned blood booster EPO using a new detection system developed for the Tour de France, the IOC announced Wednesday. The retroactive controls are designed to seek out the presence of the new generation of EPO known as CERA (Continuous Erythropoiesis Receptor Activator). The IOC's … [Read more...]

IOC Anti-Doping Chief Arne Ljungqvist Backs Up Cycling At Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug 15, 2008 (AFP) - Professor Arne Ljungqvist, head of the International Olympic Committee's medical commission, has brushed off a suggestion that the troubled sport of cycling should be barred from the Games. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chief John Fahey said last week that sports tarnished by doping, including cycling and weightlifting, risked being expelled from the … [Read more...]

World Cycling Chief Pat McQuaid Wants Support, Not Criticism

World cycling chief Pat McQuaid has called for more support from the World Anti Doping Agency following comments by WADA president John Fahey which placed doubt on cycling's future at the Olympics. WADA chief Fahey said Monday that cycling was among several sports, including weightlifting, that risked their Olympic futures if they continued to be plagued by doping. McQuaid, speaking a … [Read more...]

UCI ‘Disgusted’ At Spanish Rider Moreno Positive Doping Test At Olympics

by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 11, 2008 (AFP) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) expressed disgust Monday after a Spanish rider became the first athlete to fail a drugs test at the Olympics, blasting the country's "lax attitude" to doping. Maria Isobel Moreno produced tested positive for blood-booster EPO after being tested on July 31, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) … [Read more...]