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UCI backs off amnesty idea

Updated: September 21, 2012, 1:11 PM ET
Associated Press

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands -- The International Cycling Union backed away Friday from the idea of an amnesty or truth and reconciliation commission for riders who took performance-enhancing drugs in the past.

At its annual congress, the UCI adopted a motion calling on the governing body to deal with current doping cases and "ignore attempts to exploit commercially or otherwise the painful aspects of cycling's past."

The motion was drawn up earlier this week by the UCI's management committee ...

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