Stuttgart is considering to cancel world championships

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29.06.2007/ For the first time the city of Stuttgart admitted that this years road world championships might be cancelled.

As reported it is uncertain if the world championships in Stuttgart will take place. Acccording to German newsagency DPA  the city of Stuttgart would not rule out that the worls championships might be cancelled. The world championships are scheduled from September 25 until September 30.

Alderman and president of the organizing committee, Susanne Eisenmann told Stuttgarter Zeitung that she doesn't reckon with this developement at the moment but it would become necessary if federal and state governments would withdrawl  their subidy because of the doping problems.

According to Stuttgart's mayor Wolfgang Schuster the federal ministery of interior (which is also responsible for sports in Germany) are working on a code of honour with the German Cycling Federation (BDR) as basic principle. In the code of honour the UCI is bindingly called up on to ban doping suspects from the world championships and to carry out intensive controls to the point of hotel and car raids. 

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