League Notes: UCI Won't Work With French Anti-Doping Agency At Tour De France
The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) "will not work with the French anti-doping agency to test riders at this year's Tour de France" (AP, 4/29). ... Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, "will chair the new board of the Dubai Equestrian Club." Saeed Bin Humaid Al Tayer "will serve as deputy chairman while other board members include Malih Lahej Al Basti, and Mohammad Ahmad Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehi" (GULF NEWS, 4/30). ... UEFA "has moved to head off the possibility of excessive lobbying during the bidding process for Euro 2020 by banning national associations from offering incentives or cash gifts to UEFA members" (SOCCEREX, 4/30). ... FA Chair David Bernstein "will be part of FIFA's new anti-racism taskforce." Established by football's governing body, the group "will help combat racism and discrimination in the game." English referee Howard Webb and AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng "will also be members." The taskforce will meet for the first time on May 6 and present its initial findings at FIFA's annual congress on May 30-31 (BBC, 4/30).