Johan Bruyneel Gets Handed A 10-Year Doping Ban

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BASTOGNE, Belgium, April 22, 2014 (AFP) - The US Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday banned Lance Armstrong's former sports director Johan Bruyneel from all sport for 10 years over his role in drug-taking in cycling. A US sports arbitration panel found Bruyneel, former US Postal team doctor Pedro Celaya and team trainer Jose 'Pepe' Marti guilty of multiple doping violations, the agency … [Read more...]

UCI Rejects USADA Claims Over Lance Armstrong

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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

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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...]

US Files Formal Complaint Against Lance Armstrong

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WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 - The US Justice Department filed a formal complaint Tuesday against Lance Armstrong, saying the doping-disgraced cyclist and team owners defrauded the US Postal Service of sponsorship money. The government, which said in February that it would join a whistle-blower lawsuit brought by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis in 2010, says the USPS spent about … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Refuses To Cooperate With USADA Investigation

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WASHINGTON, Feb 20, 2013 - Lance Armstrong said Wednesday that he will not cooperate with the US Anti-Doping Agency's investigation into dope cheats in cycling but would be willing to help other anti-doping inquiries. The move greatly diminishes Armstrong's chances of having his life ban from World Anti-Doping Agency-sanctioned sport reduced even as it forces USADA to move ahead … [Read more...]

WADA Slams UCI Over Closing The Armstrong Doping Hearing

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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...]

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’s Classic Doping Cocktail

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PARIS, Jan 19, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's monosyllabic admissions that he used a classic cocktail of doping products to win his seven Tour de France crowns came as little surprise to anti-doping experts. In his television interviews with chat show host Oprah Winfrey, the Texan admitted using blood-booster erythropoetin (EPO), blood-doping transfusions, testosterone and human growth … [Read more...]

Armstrong Confession ‘Small Step In Right Direction’ States USADA

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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...]

Bruyneel To Write Book About Lance Armstrong Affair

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BRUSSELS, Jan 18, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's former team director Johan Bruyneel is set to present his version of events of the doping scandal that has enveloped cycling in a book, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Friday. According to the newspaper, Bruyneel wanted "to put everything into the right context and correct the false image that the USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency) … [Read more...]