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June 18, 2004

UCI finally to sign WADA code, AFTER the Tour

Yahoo! Sport | UCI set date to finally sign WADA anti-doping code

According to Dick Pound, the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, the international governing body of cycling, the UCI, will get around to signing the WADA's anti-doping code later this month, immediately after the Tour de France.

"It is quite late but it is nevertheless ahead of the Athens Olympics," added Pound, who said the essential thing was that the UCI has always accepted the code in principle and had contributed signifincantly to its development.

The UCI becomes the last international sport federation to sign on to the code, which requires 2-year bans for positive drug tests (UCI has typically given nothing longer than 18 months).

Posted by Frank Steele on June 18, 2004 in 2004 Olympics, Doping | Permalink

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