WADA chief says UCI must 'take blinkers off'

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Associated Press

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 4:02 AM

SYDNEY (AP) — The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency says cycling's world body will not regain credibility until officials who presided over the drug-tainted Lance Armstrong-era are removed from the sport.

WADA President John Fahey told Australia's Fox Sports that the UCI had to "take the blinkers off" and examine its own past following its move Monday stripping Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.

Fahey said the UCI should ask itself "are those same people still in the sport and can they proceed forward with those people remaining? I don't think there's any credibility if they don't do that."

He said "everyone" doped during the Armstrong era and the UCI had to address how such widespread doping went undetected.

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