Don Catlin

Don Catlin says Sports Illustrated article mischaracterized him

Don Catlin, former director of the UCLA Olympic Analytical Lab and, briefly, the overseer of Lance Armstrong's anti-doping program during his 2009 comeback, says a recent Sports Illustrated article on Armstrong contains innuendo and mischaracterizes elements of the story about him.

Don Catlin statement on Sports Illustrated article

Los Angeles                                                             January 27, 2011 Statement of Anti-Doping Research (ADR) on recent Sports Illustrated story by Selena Roberts and David Epstein: A high-profile feature story on Lance Armstrong in the Jan. 24 issue of Sports Illustrated has led to NPR and CNN interviews for its writers, Selena Roberts and David Epstein.  Unfortunately, both their story […]

Must Reads: Sports Illustrated reports new information on Armstrong investigation

Sports Illustrated: New information on Armstrong investigation On its web site, the magazine is presenting a sort of executive summary of a long-awaited article to appear in print in the January 24 issue, on newsstands Wednesday. The magazine will report that “a source with knowledge of the government’s investigation” said that in the late 1990s […]

Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood – Checkin’ in with the argyle king

Ten days before the start of the Tour de France is a busy time for any ProTour team manager, but Wednesday was a particularly crazy day for Garmin-Slipstream team manager Jonathan Vaughters. During the same news cycle that reported rumors of Garmin’s interest in signing 2007 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, the team also released its nine-man Tour roster, leaving off three active riders from last year’s squad.

Astana under the spotlight

Anyone wondering how defending Amgen Tour of California champion Levi Leipheimer is approaching this year’s event had those questions put to rest Thursday at a pre-race press conference, where the Astana rider confidently stated that he has returned to win the race for a third time, backed by the strongest team in the race.

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Lance Armstrong statement regarding anti-doping program change

ARMSTRONG ANNOUNCES TEST RESULTS, POSTED ON LIVESTRONG.COM Austin, TX, February 11, 2009--"After a thorough review of the efficiency of a separate testing program the decision has been made to transfer the comprehensive program we had planned to do with Don Catlin to Ramsus Damsgaard, a renowned anti-doping expert who runs the Astana team’s internal testing program," said Bill Stapleton, Armstrong's long-time agent and lawyer.

Armstrong and Catlin end testing program

After starting an independent anti-doping program by taking samples at the Tour Down Under last month, Lance Armstrong and Anti-Doping Sciences Institute agreed to end the program, Oliver Catlin, the company's CEO and program manager, told VeloNews Wednesday. Catlin, the son of company founder Don Catlin, said expense was a factor, but administration of the program, coordination with other testers and communicating the results to the public also were challenges that led to the "mutual decision to end the program."