Well now it looks more and more like Switzerland itself is really the main problem we all have in sports corruption. Does any of this sound familiar?http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/i-team/wada-won-participate-uci-doping-probe-article-1.1240785
The World Anti-Doping Agency said it would not participate in the investigation conducted by a commission appointed by the International Cycling Union to examine the governing body’s role in cycling’s doping scandal because it had “serious concerns” about the commission’s independence.
WADA president John Fahey said the agency is concerned that UCI has too much influence over the commission appointed to examine cycling officials’ role in doping. He said it is “unacceptable” that UCI will require the commission to deliver its report to the governing body before it makes it available to anti-doping agencies or the public.
Kathy LeMond, the wife of American cyclist Greg LeMond, also testified under oath during a 2006 deposition that Nike and Thom Weisel, a Bay Area banker who sponsored Armstrong's team, had paid $500,000 to former UCI president Hein Verbruggen to cover up a positive drug test.http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13710/...n-into-UCI.aspxhttp://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13156/...nours-list.aspx
This will study the allegations made about the UCI in relation to the Armstrong affair, including claims that he was protected from positive tests and that bribes were paid, and will also determine ways to prevent those caught for doping from being involved in the sport across a range of capacities.
No details have been given as yet as regards the composition of the commission, but the UCI has said that an ‘independent sports body’ will nominate the members and that the terms of reference will be arranged between them and the management commission.
It envisages that their report and recommendations should be published ‘no later’ than the first of June 2013. http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13155/...ion-review.aspx
The UCI’s current and former presidents Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen initiated legal proceedings against Kimmage in January of this year, claiming they were defamed by articles in the Sunday Times and L’Equipe.
While the UCI has stopped short of ending its legal action, it has said that it will put it on hold for now. “While continuing strongly to maintain the merits of UCI’s case, the Committee decided to seek to suspend the UCI legal action against journalist Paul Kimmage, pending the findings of the independent Commission,” it stated in a release issued several minutes ago.
The Swiss lack of control over the money of sports and how that is used to gain influence has pretty much ruined this sport. Are we going to let that also happen to our sport? FIFA SHOULD BE MOVED OUT OF SWITZERLAND!