4 February 2012
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WADA statement following US Attorney decision to end cycling investigation

Statement from WADA President John Fahey:

WADA has taken note of the decision of the United States Attorney to close the investigation into the US Postal Service cycling team.
Of course the investigation was into allegations of fraud, but a large amount of the evidence gathered is likely to be highly pertinent to doping and WADA expects that this evidence will be shared with relevant anti-doping authorities for them to determine whether any breaches of the anti-doping rules have occurred.

As there are no court cases pending from the federal agencies, WADA anticipates that this can be handed over quickly for the anti-doping agencies to take appropriate action.

The US is of course a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code, and the US Government has ratified the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport, so WADA is confident that they will carry out their responsibilities as outlined in these documents.

That was the case with the investigation into BALCO and WADA looks forward to the same approach happening shortly.