UCI asks CAS to help build inquiry commission in Lance Armstrong case

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11/7/2012| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com

UCI asks CAS to help build inquiry commission in Lance Armstrong case

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has asked Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) board president John Coates to help choose a team to investigate the governing body's links to the Lance Armstrong doping case.

The UCI says the three-member commission formed with the aid of John Coates will include a "respected senior lawyer," a "forensic accountant" and "an experienced sports administrator."

The UCI says "all three members will be independent of cycling."

The inquiry is seen as a key to restoring the UCI's damaged credibility following the Armstrong affair.

The governing body has been accused of covering up Armstrong's suspicious doping tests and unethically accepting US$125,000 from him.

The UCI says it is already contacting officials recommended by Coates, an Australian lawyer who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee executive board.

Sylvia Schenk, an anti-corruption expert and a former International Cycling Union board member earlier this month provided the UCI and the public with a set of recommendations related to the necessary characteristics of an independent commission and called for the necessary resources to be provided to such a commission.

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