Anti-doping Chief Travis Tygart Hopes Lance Armstrong Reveals All

LONDON, Oct 09, 2014 (AFP) - United States Anti-doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart on Thursday called on Lance Armstrong to spill the secrets of his doping shame under oath for the good of cycling. Tygart led the USADA investigation which found Armstrong's United States Postal Service team had carried out "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme … [Read more...]

US Drug Chief Travis Tygart Threatened Over Armstrong Probe

LOS ANGELES, Nov 05, 2013 (AFP) - A US man has pleaded guilty to threatening the head of the US anti-doping agency USADA over the probe which brought down cycling legend Lance Armstrong, prosecutors said Tuesday. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) head Travis Tygart took the threat, which warned he should wear a bullet-proof best, so seriously that he hired private security and moved his … [Read more...]

UCI Rejects USADA Claims Over Lance Armstrong

PARIS, April 26, 2013 (AFP) - Cycling's world governing body on Friday roundly rejected claims from the man who brought down Lance Armstrong that they had contributed nothing to the fight against doping in the sport. The head of the the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Travis Tygart told a French Senate hearing on Thursday that the International Cycling Union (UCI) had blocked efforts to … [Read more...]

UCI Did Nothing To Fight Doping Says USADA Tygart

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team

PARIS, April 25, 2013 (AFP) - World cycling's governing body, the UCI, has contributed nothing to the fight against doping in the sport, the head of the US Anti-Doping Agency told the French Senate on Thursday. Travis Tygart, giving evidence under oath to a Senate commission on doping, said the UCI "did everything to put obstacles in our way" over the Lance Armstrong affair. He … [Read more...]

WADA Rules Out Action Against Swiss Lab

A Swiss laboratory accused of covering up doping offences by Lance Armstrong will not be removed from the list of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratories, WADA president John Fahey told AFP on Tuesday. US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) chief Travis Tygart alleged last month that the lab "tipped off" the US rider about the illegal blood booster erythropoietin (EPO) after a … [Read more...]

Tygart To Address German Politicans About Armstrong

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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 … [Read more...]

Armstrong Confession ‘Small Step In Right Direction’ States USADA

Travis Tygart

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Jan 18, 2013 (AFP) - US Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart on Thursday called Lance Armstrong's admission of doping "a small step in the right direction," for the shamed cyclist. "Tonight, Lance Armstrong finally acknowledged that his cycling career was built on a powerful combination of doping and deceit," said Tygart, who guided the USADA probe … [Read more...]

Swiss Lab Refutes USADA Armstrong Claim

LAUSANNE, Jan 11, 2013 (AFP) - A Swiss laboratory on Friday denied that it helped Lance Armstrong cheat after claims from the US Anti-Doping Agency that it gave the shamed cyclist information about how to beat drug tests. "Did I give the keys to get around EPO (erythropoietin) tests? The answer is clear: no," Martial Saugy, head of the anti-doping laboratory in the Swiss city of … [Read more...]

Tenacity Paid Off For Lance Armstrong Investigators

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team

by Greg Heakes LOS ANGELES, Jan 9, 2013 (AFP) - Travis Tygart says he spent years probing the biggest doping scheme in sports history, and received death threats, including one chilling warning he would get a bullet to his head. In an interview aired Wednesday, the US Anti-Doping Agency chief described the sophistication of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, which included … [Read more...]

USADA Wants Probe To Restore Cycling’s Good Name

WASHINGTON, Oct 22, 2012 (AFP) - The head of the US anti-doping body called Monday for a truth commission to uncover drug cheats in cycling, saying that punishing Lance Armstrong is not nearly enough to restore its credibility. "It is essential that an independent and meaningful Truth and Reconciliation Commission be established so that the sport can fully unshackle itself from the … [Read more...]