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Panel investigating Lance Armstrong postponed because of snow

January 21, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • Lance Armstrong during his interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Lance Armstrong during his interview with Oprah Winfrey. (George Burns / Associated…)

When it rains, it pours. Or snows.

The panel investigating links between the International Cycling Union and Lance Armstrong has postponed its first hearing in London because of snow.

The panel will now hold its procedural hearing on Friday instead of Tuesday.

The three-person panel will consider whether to introduce an amnesty or truth and reconciliation commission to persuade riders to come forward with doping information without fear of retribution.

The panel is investigating accusations that UCI leaders covered up suspicious doping tests given by Armstrong during his seven Tour de France victories and unethically accepted donations from him totaling $125,000.

The panel is composed of retired British judge Philip Otton, Paralympic great Tanni Grey-Thompson and Australian lawyer Malcolm Holmes.

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