Lance Armstrong Tried To Donate To USADA In 2004

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LOS ANGELES, Jan 5, 2013 (AFP) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong attempted to donate around $250,000 to the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the head of the agency says in a "60 Minutes" episode which airs on US television Wednesday. USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said he was bowled over by the "totally inappropriate" offer from one of Armstrong's representatives in 2004 which … [Read more...]

WADA Invigorated by USADA Probe

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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

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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...]

Insurer SCA Promotions Asking Armstrong To Repay 12 Million Bonus

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WASHINGTON, Oct 31, 2012 (AFP) - Dallas insurance company SCA Promotions confirmed on Wednesday that it has sent Lance Armstrong a letter demanding the return of $12 million in bonuses and warned that it might take legal action. SCA attorney Jeff Dorough said the letter not only seeks back the bonus money but states that it might go to court for legal sanctions and penalties against the … [Read more...]

Rominger Denies Links To Ferrari Doping Network

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LAUSANNE, Oct 29, 2012 (AFP) - Former Swiss rider Tony Rominger has denied his management company has links to what Italian investigators believe is a network designed to finance doping, aid tax evasion and launder money. Italian officials are investigating sports doctor Michele Ferrari's activities in the wake of a report by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) which accused him of … [Read more...]

USA Cycling’s Statement On Today’s UCI Announcement

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(October 22, 2012) -- The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced today that it accepted the sanctions handed down by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in conjunction with the Lance Armstrong investigation. USA Cycling applauds the USADA and UCI decisions and fully supports their continuing efforts to ensure a clean and level playing field for the sport. "Today’s announcement by the UCI … [Read more...]

USADA Wants Probe To Restore Cycling’s Good Name

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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...]

Cycling Chiefs Cast Out Armstrong As Ban Is Confirmed

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by Justin Davis GENEVA, Oct 22, 2012 (AFP) - Disgraced Lance Armstrong's fate was sealed on Monday, as cycling's under-fire world governing body decided to back a life ban for doping and strip him of his record seven Tour de France titles. The International Cycling Union (UCI) said it supported the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) decision to erase the rider's entire career after … [Read more...]

UCI To Respond To Armstrong Doping Dossier Monday

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PARIS, Oct 20, 2012 - World cycling's governing body said on Friday that it will give its response to the devastating US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) dossier on Lance Armstrong on Monday. The International Cycling Union (UCI) said in an emailed statement that its president, Pat McQuaid, would give its position on the report at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The UCI has … [Read more...]

More Australian Fallout Over Armstrong Doping Scandal

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SYDNEY, Oct 19, 2012 (AFP) - Senior Cycling Australia official Stephen Hodge on Friday became the latest casualty of the US Anti-Doping Agency case against Lance Armstrong when he said he would resign as vice-president. Hodge, 51, had a nine-year professional road career from 1987 and said he took part in doping for the last six of those years so he could gain team selection to major … [Read more...]