UCI Backs Independent Audit On ‘Lance Armstrong Years’

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team

LAUSANNE, June 14, 2013 (AFP) - World cycling's governing body has backed a proposal to carry out an independent audit of its role in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal that rocked the sport. The International Cycling Union (UCI) said in a statement on Thursday evening that its management committee approved the idea continued talks on their handling of the Texan rider with the World … [Read more...]

Eufemiano Fuentes Tells Court He Is Willing To Provide List Of Clients

Eufemanio Fuentes

MADRID, March 21, 2013 (AFP) - Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, who is on trial for allegedly masterminding one of sports most notorious doping rings, said Wednesday he would be willing to give the names of his former sports clients to the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency if asked to do so. "If they felt I was useful and they asked me, I would consider it and … [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...]

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

Dick Pound of WADA

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

Dick Pound of WADA

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...]

CAS Has Set Date For Contador Appeal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 20, 2011 - The doping case concerning three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will be heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over three days here from June 6-8, CAS confirmed on Friday. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and world's cycling's governing body (UCI) are appealing the Spanish cycling federation's (RFEC) decision to … [Read more...]

WADA Is To Appeal The Contador Doping Acquittal

MADRID, March 30, 2011 - The World Anti-Doping Agency said it has joined world's cycling's governing body in appealing the Spanish federation's decision to acquit three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador over a doping case. WADA "has filed today a declaration to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne against the Spanish Cycling Federation's (RFEC) … [Read more...]

WADA Rejects Contador Clenbuterol Doping Defense

MADRID - A study by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) has found no evidence to support Alberto Contador's claim that contaminated meat was responsible for his positive doping test, a Spanish newspaper said Wednesday. The Tour de France champion was provisionally suspended following a positive test for a tiny amount of clenbuterol, a banned weight loss/muscle-building drug. The Spanish … [Read more...]

Tour de France Doping Suspects Face Overnight Tests

PARIS - Tour de France riders suspected of doping may face more intrusive testing from next year that could include night-time checks, independent observers for the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday. The International Cycling Union (UCI), accused last year of incompetence and favouritism by the French Anti-doping Agency (AFLD), had invited WADA to make checks for itself during … [Read more...]

WADA Chief Calls For Global Push Against Suppliers

Written by: Martin Parry NEW DELHI - World Anti-Doping Agency chief David Howman on Saturday urged greater international efforts to clamp down on people supplying drugs to athletes amid the latest scandal to rock cycling. Howman, in New Delhi for the Commonwealth Games, insisted that the war against drugs was being won and defended cycling officials for doing their best to root out … [Read more...]