Armstrong commission halted as it awaits International Cycling Union files

Last week the WADA and the United States Doping Agency (USADA) -- the organisation whose investigations into Armstrong led to him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping offences -- were among those who said they were withdrawing from the hearing because of the lack of an amnesty.

updated: January 26, 2013 11:17 IST
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London: An independent commission set up by the International Cycling Union following the Lance Armstrong scandal was suspended Friday after it emerged it had yet to receive a document from the sport's global governing body.

"We have yet to receive any documents from the UCI," an initial procedural hearing in London was told by Guy Morpuss, lawyer to the commission.

Later, inquiry chairman Philip Otton, a former judge in England's Court of Appeal, said he was, "with considerable reluctance" suspending the hearing until January 31.

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