Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Court Puts the Brakes on Armstrong Lawsuit

For cycling fans following Lance Armstrong’s legal challenges in connection with doping allegations, in a 30 page opinion [Armstrong v. United States Anti-Doping Agency, No. 12-0606 (W.D. Tex. Aug. 20, 2012), posted by the Wall Street Journal at the article link below] U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks granted the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) motion to dismiss Armstrong’s federal lawsuit. 

Part I of the opinion is helpful for researchers wanting to learn more about the various international and U.S. entities tasked with regulating sport, such as the Olympic Movement (the International Olympic Committee), Union Cycliste Internationale/InternationalCycling Union (UCI), the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), and USA Cycling

Also mentioned in the opinion is the World Anti-Doping Program (WADA), whose web site includes comprehensive information on international anti-doping standards, a Digital Library with links to free educational information, and a Legal Library with links to articles on the World Anti-Doping Code, advisory and legal opinions, case law, and national legislation.

Armstrong’s legal counsel and the USADA have posted official statements.

For news coverage, see Reed Albergotti, Armstrong Lawsuit Dismissed, Wall St. J. (Aug. 20, 2012, 6:10 PM) (with a link to the full text of the opinion), and Juliet Macur, Armstrong’s Suit Against Anti-Doping Agency is Dismissed, N.Y. Times (Aug. 20, 2012).

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