January 26, 2013 in Sports

Cyclists can confess without fear of retribution


Cyclists will be offered a chance to confess to past doping offenses without fear of retribution in an attempt to uncover the full scale of the Lance Armstrong scandal and drug use in the sport. The UCI agreed Friday to introduce a “truth and reconciliation” commission with the World Anti-Doping Agency. UCI president Pat McQuaid (pictured) said he wants to ensure cycling has “drawn a line in the sand finally – and for the last time” on doping scandals that have tarnished the credibility of the sport. The UCI’s reputation has been badly damaged by accusations its leaders covered up suspicious doping tests given by Armstrong and improperly accepted donations from him totaling $125,000. – Associated Press

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