When professor Gerhard Treutlein from Heidelberg University wants to get young people to discuss doping and the rights of athletes, he tells a true and quite disturbing story from the 1970s in West Germany.
Brian Cookson, head of British Cycling, promises a full investigation into cycling’s doping past and a new and more active approach in the fight against doping should he succeed in ousting incumbent UCI president Pat McQuaid in September’s election.
WADA president John Fahey fervently denies that WADA had agreed to work with the International Cycling Union, UCI, on a new Truth and Reconciliation Commission to replace UCI’s Independent Commission. He also criticizes the decision to disband the former commission.
Only a few months after establishing the International Cycling Union Independent Commission (UCIIC) to look into the allegations set forward against the UCI in the USADA report, the UCI has disbanded the commission in exchange for a truth and reconciliation process.
The Independent commission set up by the UCI has decided to hold a public hearing on a truth and reconciliation process for witnesses. The news about the hearing comes after both WADA and USADA decided not to support the commission’s work without a change in the commission’s terms of reference.