x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

UCI denies cover up

The International Cycling Union (UCI) "categorically rejects" Tyler Hamilton's allegations that it helped cover up a positive drug test by Lance Armstrong at the 2001 Tour de Suisse.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) "categorically rejects" Tyler Hamilton's allegations that it helped cover up a positive drug test by Lance Armstrong at the 2001 Tour de Suisse. The UCI said yesterday that it had "never altered or hidden the results of a positive test", and that Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner, had never been notified of a positive finding, as alleged by Hamilton, Armstrong's former teammate.

Rokocoko set for Bayonne

Joe Rokocoko, the All Black great, signed a two-year contract with ambitious Top 14 side Bayonne yesterday. The 2003 world player of the year will join the French side after this year's World Cup which if selected would be his third. The winger, who turns 28 on June 6, has been capped 68 times by the All Blacks and has been included in national coach Graham Henry's preliminary squad for this year's World Cup this year.

Pistorius's big plans in 2012

Oscar Pistorius, the "Blade Runner", is aiming for more world records at the 2012 London Paralympics. On a visit yesterday to London's new Olympic Stadium, the 24-year-old South African sprinter said: "My goal is to be the fastest man on the planet." Pistorius has been called "the fastest man on no legs" after winning gold medals in the 100, 200 and 400 metres in 2008. He holds the world record in each discipline.