WADA Urges Feds to Hand Over Lance Armstrong Case Data

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02/8/2012| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com

WADA Urges Feds to Hand Over Lance Armstrong Case Data

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday urged U.S. federal authorities to quickly hand over evidence collected in their lengthy probe into seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and doping in American cycling.

he insisted he had not used performance-enhancing drugs.

But in 2010, Hellebuyck acknowledged using EPO since 2001. Based on that and other information, the panel last week ruled that all of his competition results dating back to October 2001 should also be disqualified. The panel rejected Hellebuyck's argument that the statute of limitations should safeguard those results.

"They were able to prosecute him for something that took place in 2001, in 2012," Howman said. "The statute of limitations is there, but the interpretation of how it works depends on the facts of each individual case."

Fahey added: "Circumstances may exist that allow the rule to be set aside."

"If there is a cheat out there, I'm very disappointed if that cheat is going to get away with it. I don't say that in respect of Lance Armstrong or anyone else. But, generically, I don't want cheats to succeed," Fahey said.

In the Armstrong probe, "we will never know in the criminal sense of what might have eventuated because they have dropped the criminal proceedings" he added. "Who knows, though, what might still be there."

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