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IOC sets up disciplinary commission

megillelandmegilleland Posts: 786
edited June 2007 in Pro race
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has set up a Disciplinary Commission (DC) in order to inquire into possible anti-doping rules violations at previous Olympic Games, in connection with the recent revelations concerning the Telekom Cycling Team.

The DC will also inquire into possible anti-doping rules violations with regard to the activities of physicians from the University of Freiburg (Germany).

The DC, chaired by Denis Oswald, will be composed of Sergey Bubka and Gunilla Lindberg. It will conduct an investigation and submit its recommendations to the IOC Executive Board, the body responsible for taking any decision on this file.

The fight against doping is a top priority for the IOC. The IOC is driving a zero tolerance policy, activating this with stringent means at the Olympic Games and Disciplinary Commissions set up to carry out investigations when necessary. The IOC finds the revelations in recent days disappointing and concerning, and is therefore determined to look into the matter and any possible impact it might have had on the Olympic Games.

The IOC will keep up the fight against doping through strengthened concerted efforts between governments, WADA and the world of sport, not only to test athletes but also to educate young people about the health dangers of doping and the devastating effect it can have on the credibility of sport, as well as on a person's image and career.

El Mundo say: ... 44437.html

The disciplinary commission could be put to investigate the two Olympic medals that the Spanish cyclists won, gold and silver obtained by Miguel Indur in and Abraham Olano in the race against the clock in the Olympic Games of Atlanta 1996.

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  • megillelandmegilleland Posts: 786
    A detailed report here of what the authorities found in connection with the six Austrian atheletes now barred for life:

    The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today unanimously decided to suspend the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Austria from receiving or applying for any grants or subsidies, whether direct or indirect, from the IOC in the amount of USD 1,000,000.

    Now that the IOC are going to look at cycling, it may be possible that it too could receive financial sanctions, money which will be diverted away from the cycling federations and development of the sport.

    The onus is on everyone to come clean or your country will be barred from participating in the Olympics.

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  • Tom ButcherTom Butcher Posts: 3,830
    Someone elsewhere said they might even bin the Olympic road race - don't know if there is any truth in that but if they do I look forward to them doing the same with several athletics events notably the 100metres.

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  • kavcpkavcp Posts: 101
    It would be annonying if cycling suffered sanctions that other sports weren't subjected to for similar offences. However cycling got itself into this mess, so cycling should get itself out of it. "It's so unfair" isn't anything to do with it. Cycling should look out for itself, and given the fingers-in-the-ears-la-la-la-la-it's-not-happening attitude that some people still spout this needs to happen a bit more coherently and with a bit more urgency.

    All these admissions by former riders along the lines of

    "I cheated, but it was 10 years ago and everyone was at it. And by the way I did it all myself and don't know anything about anyone else"

    And the reaction of active and retired riders like Di Luca and Big Mig which skirt round it and pretend it's not happening or the head of the UCI, McQuaid, saying it's better than it was are not helping move forward at all. Or for that matter ASO banging on about dopers and cleaning the sport up but then giving a wild card to Astana and excluding Unibet in a political move against the UCI. Someone somewhere needs to step in and sort this whole pack of cards out PDQ.

    Perhaps that someone is the IOC. I can't help thinking that that probably isn't a good thing if you are trying to tackle glass is half full today.
  • megillelandmegilleland Posts: 786
    Taken from El Mundo today: Roughly translated! ... 67579.html

    The anti-doping commision of the Italian Olympic Committee is preparing for next week an accusation against the cyclist Eddy Mazzoleni, third in the past Giro, and another 100 people related to the world of the sport, according to today's newspaper ' Gazzetta dello Sport'.

    Italy is prepared for a new drug scandal. Amongst the sportsmen they will interrogate is the recent champion of the Giro d'Italia, Danilo di Luca, as well as the athletes Giuseppe Gibilisco and Nicola Vizzoni. The basis of this judicial procedure will a 16,000 page summary ' Operation for Oil Drug' of the Office of the public prosecutor of Rome, that includes four years of investigations. The search discovered connections with Spain and the Eufemiano doctor Sources,

    The start of the investigation was a drug raid conducted in 2003. The head of the anti doping commission Comite' Italian Oli'mpico (CONI), Ettore Torri, reacted when a dossier came before him while it investigated the cyclist Ivan Basso. As a consequence he ordered the taking of blood samples and urine samples from di Luca, Mazzoleni, Riccardo Ricc• and Gilberto Simoni last week after a stage of Giro. The results of these samples are expected in the next few days. At the same time, CONI has proposed a sanction of 18 months cycling suspension against the cyclist Michele Scarponi, implied in the 'Operacion Puert¢' operation by his own confession. The final decision will be made by the disciplinary committee from the Italian Federation of Cycling.

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  • EurostarEurostar Posts: 1,806
    Can anyone explain how a test on DDL last week can relate to the Drugs for Oil investigation from 2003?

    And another thing, surely they don't really think that with all these newfangled doping methods they can get a positive result on the likes of DDL and Simoni in the middle of a grand tour?
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