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Denmark Olympic officials back cycling union on ban

Updated: July 24, 2007, 1:20 PM ET
Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Denmark's Olympic Committee has backed the Danish cycling union's decision to drop Tour de France leader Michael Rasmussen from the national team.

The union, known as DCU, kicked Rasmussen off the national team last week for failing to tell anti-doping officials of his whereabouts for drug-testing.

Niels Nygaard, the chairman of the National Olympic Committee, said Tuesday that "we support that [ban]," but that a final decision on whether to ...

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