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Anti-doping expert leaves program

Updated: April 3, 2012, 2:21 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- A leading anti-doping expert says he's leaving cycling's biological passport project because of attempts to stop him from speaking publicly about drugs in the sport.

Australian scientist Michael Ashenden told the BBC that an "omerta" was being imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory in Switzerland, which manages cycling's anti-doping efforts.

"There should be nothing to hide, so why stop the experts from talking?" Ashenden said.

Ashenden ...

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