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Old 07-20-12, 01:59 PM   #1
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Question about USADA's power... comeone has to know

Long time lurker, searched for answers (seemingly everywhere) to no avail, maybe someone here can help me out.

To get to the point: How on earth does an entity like the USADA have the power to strip titles given by a completely separate entity. I'm asking here because the finest example being "in the news" as of late; Armstrong vs USADA. I can understand how they can ban him from competition by means of licensing availability or whatnot. What I do not understand is how they (USADA) can nullify titles given by a separate body that governs the competition (UCI).

The only way I can make sense of this in my head is if the UCI made an agreement with organizations such as the USADA to do the drug testing for them, but then would it not still be up to the UCI to be actually stripping the titles (at best by suggestion by the USADA). To me it seems akin to...well, honestly I can't for the life of me think of a similar example.

thanks for any and all help.

p.s. - forgive me if this should be in a different sub-forum, This was the best place I could think to put it. feel free to relocate if you can think of a better place to put it.
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Old 07-20-12, 02:07 PM   #2
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This has been discussed at length in another thread. Read this.
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Old 07-20-12, 02:08 PM   #3
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Or read this (linked in the other thread, too):

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor...ng-Victim.html

It explains most of the mechanisms at work.
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p.s. - forgive me if this should be in a different sub-forum, This was the best place I could think to put it. feel free to relocate if you can think of a better place to put it.
It's too bad there isn't a "Doping" subforum -- all of that discussion is a big distraction from the actual racing.
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Old 07-20-12, 02:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for the links, I tried to search but didn't find any that spelled it as simply as those, thanks again!

Agreed about the distraction, and sorry to add to it. Now back to our regular scheduled le tour programming.
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