Former WADA Chief Dick Pound Urges Lance Armstrong To Co-operate

by Greg Heakes LOS ANGELES, Jan 16, 2013 (AFP) - The former head of the , Dick Pound, has called on Lance Armstrong to co-operate fully with drug-testing authorities if he wants to have his lifetime ban from the sport lifted. Armstrong has given his first interview since being stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banished from the sport. In it, the talk show host … [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...]

‘Clean Cycling’ Calls For Zero Tolerance On Doping

PARIS, Nov 7, 2012 (AFP) - The "clean cycling" union has called for a zero tolerance approach to doping from next year, as the sport tries to claw back its credibility after the damaging Lance Armstrong scandal. In a letter, the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) called for the international association of race organizers, the World Anti-Doping Agency and European cycling … [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 Considers Drug Cheat Amnesty

SYDNEY, Oct 20, 2012 (AFP) - The chief of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday said he is considering an across-the-board amnesty for drug cheating athletes in the wake of the revelations involving cyclist Lance Armstrong. The testimony of Armstrong's fellow riders and team-mates has proved to be a key element in exposing what the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) described as … [Read more...]

USADA Reports Armstrong To Lose Seven Tour de France Titles

by Rebecca Bryan and Greg Heakes AUSTIN, Texas, Aug 24, 2012 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong on Friday faced being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after abandoning his fight against the drug charges that have tainted his legacy. The 40-year-old former champion announced late on Thursday that he was dropping his legal challenge against the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), … [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...]

CAS Will Delay The Contador Never Ending Doping Verdict

PARIS, 16 Jan 2012 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) expects to announce their verdict on three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador's doping case "during the week of January 31," the organization said Monday. A verdict was initially set for mid-January, but CAS opted to delay the ruling, blaming the delay because of media allegations of bias against the three-man … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Doping Decision Due Mid January By CAS

PARIS, Dec 21, 2011 - Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will find out "between January 15 and 20" whether he is to be handed a doping ban from cycling, a top official was reported as saying Wednesday. Contador, the standout stage racer of his generation, was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) earlier this year despite testing positive for … [Read more...]

CAS Postpones Contador Hearing For Second Time

GENEVA, July 27, 2011 (AFP) - World sport's top court said on Tuesday it has agreed to postpone a doping hearing concerning Spanish three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, with the new dates likely to be in November. "As a consequence of the parties' request, the hearing which was scheduled for 1, 2 and 3 August, 2011 is cancelled and will be rescheduled for new dates, probably … [Read more...]