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Feb 12, 2013

Fahey praises USADA exposure of Armstrong drug taking

LONDON (Reuters) – World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey praised on Tuesday the U.S. investigation which led to cyclist Lance Armstrong losing his seven Tour de France titles based on evidence which did not include a positive dope test.

Armstrong finally confessed in a television interview last month that he had doped in each of the Tour victories after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) produced evidence it said proved he was a drugs cheat.

Feb 12, 2013

Doping-Fahey praises USADA exposure of Armstrong drug taking

LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey praised on Tuesday the U.S. investigation which led to cyclist Lance Armstrong losing his seven Tour de France titles based on evidence which did not include a positive dope test.

Armstrong finally confessed in a television interview last month that he had doped in each of the Tour victories after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) produced evidence it said proved he was a drugs cheat.

Feb 12, 2013

China produces most raw doping materials: WADA

LONDON (Reuters) – Virtually all the raw materials used by criminal gangs throughout the world to produce illegal performance-enhancing drugs come from China, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) director general David Howman said on Tuesday.

“Ninety-nine percent of the raw materials that are used through the internet to make up in your kitchen or your backyard laboratory are emanating from China,” Howman said in an interview with Reuters television during a WADA media symposium at a London hotel.

Feb 12, 2013

UCI renews call for truth and reconciliation commission

LONDON (Reuters) – The International Cycling Federation (UCI) has called again for a truth and reconciliation commission to examine its troubled sport following the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.

The American cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life last year for doping.

Feb 12, 2013

Doping-UCI renews call for truth and reconciliation commission

LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – The International Cycling Federation (UCI) has called again for a truth and reconciliation commission to examine its troubled sport following the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.

The American cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life last year for doping.

Jan 23, 2013

Wales hit by injuries before Six Nations title defence

LONDON (Reuters) – Wales, who have lost all seven matches since completing a third Six Nations grand slam in eight years in 2012, have been struck by a series of injuries to their second row in the buildup to this year’s championship.

Locks Bradley Davies and Luke Charteris have been ruled out for the whole tournament and Alun Wyn Jones will miss at least the opening two matches.

Jan 23, 2013

Rugby-Wales hit by injuries before Six Nations title defence

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Wales, who have lost all seven matches since completing a third Six Nations grand slam in eight years in 2012, have been struck by a series of injuries to their second row in the buildup to this year’s championship.

Locks Bradley Davies and Luke Charteris have been ruled out for the whole tournament and Alun Wyn Jones will miss at least the opening two matches.

Jan 23, 2013

Rugby-Scotland “poor little boys on the block” says new coach

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Scotland resume the world’s oldest rugby union rivalry in their Calcutta Cup clash with England on the opening day of the Six Nations championship on Feb. 2 with a new coach and zero expectations on either side of the border.

The Scots, who finished bottom of the table last year, have not won at Twickenham for 30 years and while England concluded their November international campaign with a resounding win over world champions New Zealand, Scotland were defeated by Tonga.

Jan 18, 2013

Armstrong joins disgraced sprint duo in hall of infamy

LONDON (Reuters) – A crooked path littered with empty vials and used syringes concluding in a televised confession of systematic doping led Lance Armstrong into the company of the infamous dope cheats who have sullied their sports.

Armstrong told chat show host Oprah Winfrey on Thursday he had taken banned performance-enhancing drugs on each of his record seven Tour de France wins. He said they included erythropoietin, the drug at the centre of the 1998 Tour de France doping scandal, human growth hormone and blood doping.

Jan 18, 2013

Cycling-Armstrong joins disgraced sprint duo in hall of infamy

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – A crooked path littered with empty vials and used syringes concluding in a televised confession of systematic doping led Lance Armstrong into the company of the infamous dope cheats who have sullied their sports.

Armstrong told chat show host Oprah Winfrey on Thursday he had taken banned performance-enhancing drugs on each of his record seven Tour de France wins. He said they included erythropoietin, the drug at the centre of the 1998 Tour de France doping scandal, human growth hormone and blood doping.

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