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Cycling: Cycling inquiry given one week

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posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 10:13 AM

n independent inquiry will have one week to investigate illegal doping in Australian cycling.

Federal Sports Minister Rod Kemp said the tight deadline would enable the sport's governing body to go ahead on time with its planned Olympic selections.

The inquiry will be headed by retired Western Australian Supreme Court Judge Robert Anderson QC.

He will examine all allegations in written and oral evidence by banned cyclist Mark French before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The inquiry will also look at the management and supervision of athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport's Del Monte cycling facility in relation to the detection and prevention of doping offences.

Senator Kemp said the inquiry would report back by July 1.

"We are very hopeful this matter can be fully resolved by that date," Senator Kemp told reporters.

And he urged all cyclists to take part.

"My view is that it would make a lot of sense for someone who wanted to clear their name to appear before this inquiry," he said.


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