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  • Fight Against Doping: Tour de France


    09/12/06

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 align=right border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=150 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colSpan=2><IMG src="/_images/articles/OldStories/JrWorldChamp_article.jpg"></TD></TR> <TR> <TD style="PADDING-RIGHT: 5px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px; PADDING-TOP: 5px"><SPAN class=caption><B>The IAAF says 225 of nearly 1400 athletes were tested at the Jr. World Championship in Beijing.</B></SPAN></TD> <TD width=12>&nbsp;</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><ARMSTRONG b Use< EPO Claim Teammates><BR><BR>The New York Times reports that two members of the cycling team that included Lance Armstrong, admit to using EPO in the lead-up to the 1999 Tour de France. Frankie Andreu tells the Times he felt pressured to use the drug to help Armstrong win the Tour. The other cyclist cited in the Times story refused to be identified because he is still working in competitive cycling. <BR><BR>The Time says both of the cyclists say they never saw Armstrong take banned substances. <BR><BR>Andreu's admission could open him up to investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. <BR><BR>The Times says it repeatedly tried to obtain comment from Armstrong, but that he did not respond. <BR><BR><B>No Positives at Beijing Juniors WC</B><BR><BR>The IAAF says all doping control tests conducted at the World Junior Championships in Beijing last month have returned negative results.<BR><BR>A total of 227 athletes were tested either before or during the competition, including 43 tests for EPO.<BR><BR>"We were very impressed with the performances of these young athletes in Beijing, and we are now equally pleased that they have proved they are competing in a clean, fair and honest manner," said IAAF President Lamine Diack.<BR><BR>"Their willingness to be tested and motivation to compete without using banned substances should be commended," he said.<BR><BR><B>WADA Board to Adopt New <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 align=left border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=150 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colSpan=2><IMG src="/_images/articles/OldStories/LanceArmstrong.jpg"></TD></TR> <TR> <TD style="PADDING-RIGHT: 5px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px; PADDING-TOP: 5px"><SPAN class=caption><B>New accusations of drug use on Lance Armstrong's cycling team are emerging.</B></SPAN></TD> <TD width=12>&nbsp;</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Banned Substances List</B><BR><BR>The World Anti Doping Agency Executive Board meets in Montreal this weekend to approve the 2007 list of banned substances.<BR><BR>WADA President Richard Pound will discuss the new list and other items on the agenda in a Thursday teleconference ahead of the Sept. 16 meeting.<BR><BR>The WADA board is also supposed to continue discussions on the use of artificially-induced hypoxic conditions to boost athlete performance. <BR><BR>Recent doping cases and investigations, of which there seems to be no shortage, are also expected to be covered in the Montreal meeting. <BR><BR><B>Your best source of news about the Olympics is www.aroundtherings.com, for subscribers only.</B><BR>