French Anti-Doping Agency

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The French Anti-Doping Agency (French: Agence française de lutte contre le dopage, AFLD) is an independent public authority formed in 2006 and charged with ensuring that participants in sports in France do not violate rules regarding doping.

The agency has been particularly prominent in cases involving the Tour de France, such as that of Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his title in the 2006 race.

A breakdown in the relationship between AFLD and the Union Cycliste Internationale in relation to testing procedures in the 2009 Tour de France lead to the severance of the role which gave AFLD their highest profile cases. In 2010, a threatened reduction in the grant from the French government, which had decided against increasing a tax on television rights for sports that was to fund it, placed the future of AFLD in doubt.

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