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An Irish journalist has filed a criminal complaint against International Cycling Union leaders Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen.
Paul Kimmage alleges defamation and fraud in protecting Lance Armstrong while he won seven Tour de France titles.
Kimmage's lawyer, Cedric Aguet, tells The Associated Press that a 28-page file was submitted on Thursday to the Swiss local prosecutor's office near UCI headquarters in Zurich.
Aguet says the dossier concerns ''possible massive fraud'' if the UCI's present and former presidents helped Armstrong avoid scrutiny.
Recently, the UCI agreed to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him for life, following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams.
The Swiss lawyer says prosecutors could decide ''within two weeks'' to open criminal proceedings.
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Members of the Edenbridge Bonfire Society in England will burn a 30-foot-tall Lance Armstrong in effigy in front of thousands of people on Saturday.
His career is in ruins and now an effigy of Lance Armstrong is about to go up in smoke.
The disgraced American cyclist has been chosen as the latest celebrity to be burnt in effigy during an English town's nationally famous Bonfire Night celebrations.
Edenbridge in southeast England has built a 30-foot (9-meter) model of Armstrong, who was stripped recently of his seven Tour...
It is English tradition to throw a bonfire on November 5 to commemorate the famous plot of Guy Fawkes to blow up their legislative branch known as Parliament. The bonfires are traditionally topped with an effigy of Fawkes, but one … Continue reading →
The International Cycling Union must give enough resources for
an independent commission to investigate allegations linking the
governing body to the Lance Armstrong doping case, according to
former board member Sylvia Schenk.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be investigating Lance Armstrong's Olympic medal, a bronze medal he won in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. This investigation is coming off him being stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles he won (1999-2005)."The IOC will now immediately start the process concerning the involvement of Lance Armstrong, other riders...
The IOC is proceeding with an investigation that could result in
Lance Armstrong losing his Olympic bronze medal for doping.
Former International Cycling Union board member Sylvia Schenk says the governing body must give enough resources for an independent commission to investigate allegations raised in the Lance Armstrong doping case.
Schenk, the sports adviser for anti-corruption experts Transparency International, says the panel ''must outsource some of the things that need to be done.'...
His career is in ruins and now an effigy of Lance Armstrong is
about to go up in smoke.
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It's hard to believe that it has been seven years, since Lance Armstrong won his 7th consecutive and last Tour de France and we all were celebrating him, "as the most gifted athlete of all-time." It's even harder to believe that seven years later...
Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates will propose that future Australian Olympic team members sign a statutory declaration saying they have no ''doping history.''
In a statement Friday, Coates said that in a zero-tolerance approach, ''if they don't sign, they don't go to the games, they won't be selected. What I don't want is...