The Straits Times
Published on Feb 01, 2013

No UCI request to fund amnesty commission: Rogge


SEOUL (AP) - International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge says the Olympic body will consider whether to help fund a truth and reconciliation process in cycling.

Cycling's governing body, the UCI, is proposing an amnesty program for riders and officials to come forward with information on doping in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal.

UCI President and IOC member Pat McQuaid has written to IOC members asking for their support after the World Anti-Doping Agency refused to cooperate.

Rogge says he has not received any request from the UCI to help fund the process but the IOC would consider the possibility.