A New Zealand repair man unwittingly joined an illegal expedition to the South Pole after renegade skipper Jarle Andoy fled immigration officials in Auckland harbor last Wednesday. Andoy told the Norwegian public broadcasting company (NRK) that he did not know the marine mechanic was on board repairing an anchor when he made a "hectic departure" for Antarctica. His yacht, the Nilaya, is being sought in the Southern Ocean for travelling without permits or insurance. Andhoy captained an illicit ... Read More
Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos won the fifth world cyclocross title of her career on Sunday in Koksijde, Belgium, becoming the winningest rider in cyclocross history at age 24. Vos, who has lost only one race this year, defeated runner-up and countrywoman Daphny van den Brand by 37 seconds. U.S. cyclocross champion Katie Compton was fifth after a poor start and a crash. Belgian riders swept the top seven places in the men's race, led by winner Niels Albert. U.S. rider Jeremy Powers was 26th.
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport has again delayed an expected verdict in Alberto Contador's doping from January 31 to February 6. The delay is the latest in a string of setbacks in the case, which originated in 2010 and could have been resolved as early as last summer. Contador was scheduled to appear before the court in early 2011, before the Tour de France, but the hearing was moved first to August and then November. A ruling was expected in mid-January, but was delayed amid accusations t... Read More
Cycling's governing body, the UCI, has filed suit against journalist and doping critic Paul Kimmage for articles published in L'Equipe and The Sunday Times, including an interview in which Floyd Landis accused the UCI of a doping cover-up. The UCI's statement, released Sunday, claims Kimmage falsely accused them of "having knowingly tolerated tests, of being dishonest people, of not having a sense of responsibility, of not applying the same rules to everyone." UCI president Pat McQuaid and for... Read More
Shaun White made history two times at the Winter X Games on Sunday when he recorded a perfect score of 100 in his final round of the Snowboard SuperPipe and his fifth-consecutive gold medal in the event. White is both the first to earn a perfect score and the first to take five-straight SuperPipe titles. Incredibly, White competed on an injured ankle. The final day of competition also saw controversy as skier Langely McNeal was disqualified for wearing a hair tie around her pants, violating a ... Read More