An Independent Commission, initiated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and chaired by The Right Honourable Sir Philip Otton, will hold a hearing in April 2013 in London. The Commission will look into issues and allegations arising out of the Reasoned Decision of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), of 10 October 2012, in relation to Lance Armstrong and the US Postal Service Team. Following this hearing the Commission will provide the UCI with its report and recommendations.
On 26 October 2012 cycling’s governing body, the UCI, decided to establish a fully independent external Commission. The Commission members have been appointed, at the request of the UCI, by the President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), John Coates. The Commission will be chaired by former Court of Appeal Judge, Sir Philip Otton, assisted by House of Lords Peer, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, and Australian lawyer, Malcolm Holmes QC. The Commission will act as an external body, fully independent of the UCI, ICAS and CAS.
Biographies of the three members of the Commission are attached. This documentation is also available at www.uciic.org.