‘Miracle’ Needed To Reopen Lance Armstrong Case Says WADA

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 12, 2013 - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong needs nothing less than a "miracle" to revisit his lifetime ban from sports after admitting to doping, the world anti-doping body chief said Tuesday. "I see it as done and dusted and it would take something close to a miracle to see it go forward in his case," said John Fahey, outgoing president of the World Anti-Doping … [Read more...]

John Fahey Says Cycling Has ‘Crisis of Confidence

by Julian Guyer LONDON, Feb 12, 2013 (AFP) - Cycling faces a "crisis of confidence" over doping after the Lance Armstrong scandal, World Anti-Doping Agency head John Fahey said on Tuesday, as he called for tougher laws to combat drugs in sport and society. WADA and the International Cycling Union (UCI) have been at loggerheads over how to proceed since a damning US Anti-Doping … [Read more...]

WADA Slams UCI Over Closing The Armstrong Doping Hearing

LONDON, Jan 29, 2013 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accused cycling's world governing body of "deceit" on Tuesday following its decision to disband its own independent commission into the Lance Armstrong drugs scandal. WADA's damning criticism of the International Cycling Union (UCI) came as the independent commission itself issued a statement Tuesday saying a lack … [Read more...]

Anti-Doping Chief Slams Armstrong ‘PR Stunt’

by Andrew Dent ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 18, 2013 (AFP) - World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey on Friday branded Lance Armstrong's doping confession a "controlled public relations" stunt that revealed nothing new. As influential South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon threatened legal action to force the state government to reveal how much it paid Armstrong to ride in the … [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...]

WADA Decides Not To Appeal Armstrong Case

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team

PARIS, Nov 2, 2012 (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Friday said that it would not appeal against a decision to strip US cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France victories and ban him from the sport for life for doping. The organization said it would "not exercise its independent right of appeal" after considering the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) dossier … [Read more...]

WADA Chief Wanted Armstrong To Face Tribunal

Lance Armstrong Says Goodbye At 2011 Tour Down Under Stage 6

SYDNEY, Aug 24, 2012 (AFP) - WADA chief John Fahey Friday said Lance Armstrong's decision not to fight drug charges would be seen as an admission of guilt and he was disappointed the American would not face a tribunal. "I would have liked to see the accusations, the innuendo, the rumors that have been going round for years tested in an open tribunal and a proper process, whatever the … [Read more...]

WADA Mourns Death of EPO Test Pioneer De Ceaurriz

PARIS, Jan 5, 2010 (AFP) - World Anti-Doping Agency chiefs offered their condolences Tuesday following the death of Jacques de Ceaurriz, a leading light in the fight against doping in sport. The head of the Chatenay-Malabry laboratory near Paris, De Ceaurriz's death at the age of 60 on Tuesday was announced by France's national anti-doping agency, the AFLD. Among his numerous … [Read more...]

Anti Doping Chief John Fahey Praises Armstrong Comeback

GENEVA, Feb 24, 2009 (AFP) - World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey on Tuesday praised Lance Armstrong's comeback and the "phenomenal" interest the US cyclist generated for cycling and the campaign against cancer. Fahey, who was operated on for lung cancer in 2001, applauded Armstrong's own personal struggle against cancer and the donations the US cyclist whipped up for the disease … [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...]