Independent commission to be set for cycling doping probe

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Commission to be set for cycling doping
Johannesburg, Nov 13: An independent commission is to be set up for cycling doping investigation, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey said.

Fahey will meet with Brian Cookson, the new president of cycling governing outfit UCI, Wednesday to discuss the fallout from the Lance Armstrong scandal, reports Xinhua.

The outgoing WADA chief said it would take "something close to a miracle" for Armstrong's life ban to be reduced in return for cooperating with the investigation.

Fahey also said it is "almost certain" that the doping laboratory in Brazil which had its WADA accreditation revoked would not be ready in time for next year's World Cup.

As a result, FIFA announced that it had reached a deal to fly the hundreds of player samples before and during the football showpiece from Brazil to a WADA-accredited lab in Lausanne, Switzerland.


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