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WADA Supports USADA in Armstrong Case

Disagrees with UCI's attempt to wrest control

The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Tuesday that it supports the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation of Lance Armstrong and disagrees with the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) efforts to take over jurisdiction of the case. Armstrong is asking a federal judge to stop the USADA-led investigation and turn the matter over to the UCI. While the UCI has backed his efforts, WADA issued a public statement and sent UCI president Pat McQuaid a letter clearly stating that USADA has jurisdiction in the case. “WADA can confirm that it has written to UCI President Pat McQuaid stating that it disagrees with the comments made by the UCI in its statement of August 4, and that as the independent agency responsible for leading the fight against doping in sport WADA has urged the UCI to reconsider its position and provide ‘all support to USADA in the conduct of this case, including all documents required by them.'”

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