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Mark Cavendish Wants David Millar to Compete in 2012 Olympics

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01/1/2012| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com
David Millar. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
David Millar. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Mark Cavendish Wants David Millar to Compete in 2012 Olympics

Mark Cavendish hopes fellow British rider David Millar will be free to compete in the 2012 Olympics despite Millar's previous ban for doping.

Mark Cavendish hopes fellow British rider David Millar will be free to compete in the 2012 Olympics despite Millar's previous ban for doping.

Millar, who served a two-year suspension after testing positive for EPO in 2004, is barred from competing in the London Games because the British Olympic Association enforces a lifetime ban for doping offenders.

Millar, who helped the sprinter become world road-race champion this year, has "redeemed himself" and should be included in Britain's Olympic team, Cavendish told the BBC.

The World Anti-Doping Agency has declared the British body "non-compliant" with global doping rules. But the BOA this month challenged the ruling, filing a formal appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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