Skip to comments.Lance Armstrong stands unmasked as the worst kind of cheat and liar
Posted on 10/11/2012 9:22:50 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
So says the United States Anti-Doping Agency in a remarkably exhaustive report of its investigation into charges that Armstrong climbed to unprecedented stardom atop a bicycle with the aid of banned substances.
The document conclusively nails Armstrong with overwhelming sworn testimony, email correspondence, bank records and analyses of his blood samples.
It all but begs federal law enforcement authorities to refocus their attention on Armstrong after unexplainedly closing a probe if only to consider indicting him for perjury.
Armstrongs doping was no hit-and-miss proposition. It started in 1999 and went on for a decade. Under his command, it was highly organized and entailed surreptitious deliveries of prohibited substances, elaborate ruses to avoid blood tests and insistence that teammates participate.
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Seems like yesterday’s news to me.
Doping is just as much a part of sports as other “improvement” methods.
There is not a single older, elite athlete, who has not used performance enhancing drugs to compete against younger athletes, except maybe in golf. I don’t know much about golf. Heck, steroid an equalizer, steroids ensure an equal starting point regardless of age. How the heck do you think someone could come back from cancer treatment and return to elite competition against much younger men?
The point is that no one really cares.
Personally unfamiliar with this whole situation and don’t much care, but I’d be interested to know if this is a legitimate beef or a case of jealous persecution of a decent and honest athlete.
So “worst kind” now means “professional bike racer”? I’ve never doubted he was doping because that’s the career he chose. But I don’t see him as that different from the rest of the industry.
Doesn’t sound like they’ve ever had anything resembling hard evidence.
This story never goes away! Does anyone really care? They probably all dope so it’ s even anyway.
The bicycling magazines have come out over the years and said something was fishy so what does that tell you?? As others have posted all the other bicylist have done it as well... or if not they were the ones at the end of the pack.
That being said Lance was/is a phenomanal athlete and is w/o a doubt the very best cyclist in our time.
I recently read (confirmed PED cheater) Tyler Hamilton’s book, The Secret Race. It is an exhaustive description of his own and Armstrong’s (a teammate) elaborate cheating strategies. There was in fact a cheating arms race, and Armstrong was the market leader, always innovating.
That’s why the argument that “they all did it, so it was a level playing field” is incorrect. Armstrong did it earlier and better, and when someone like Hamilton threatened to overtake him, he turned his former friend in to the authorities.
Armstrong comes across not as a decent and honest athlete, but as a narcissistic sociopath, whose definition of “normal” was that it was when he won.
For some reason, your article fails the mention the dates that Armstrong had a test where he was found to have performance enhancing drugs in his urine or blood.
Until then, he is innocent, unless you favor a world where ten known drug users can come forward and simply claim they saw you using drugs and that would be all it would take to find you guilty.
So what? They were all doing it and everybody knows it. Armstrong still won.
I have no opinion on Armstrong one way or the other.
I just wonder how he was able to pass bunches of doping tests over the years.
I smell something rotten in Denmark. It seems to me that there is no physical evidence that he doped...no failed tests. Testimony? I can lie under oath just as well as the police can. Emails? I can manufacture hundreds of them a day...from or to anyone on the planet. It’s not rocket science.
Let’s worry less about Armstrong and worry more about the fraud we have in the oval office.
I'm no 'Armstrong-zombie'. Other than the State of Texas, I have nothing in common with the man.
You post, however is both presumptive and arrogant.
They spent TEN YEARS and untold thousands (millions) of taxpayer dollars to drag a man to court on a case that they themselves had already closed.
So the question becomes why do YOU think it's a good idea to piss off so much money on a subject most people don't care jack about?
Go ahead....defend the indefensible.
Did he really have cancer? Or was that just a pretext to take testosterone?
Yeah, they say that Armstrong beat the tests, but if he did, isn’t it likely everyone else did as well? All his competition was doing the same thing.
Give me a break. Sports have become a huge industry and where money and fame are involved, ways will be found to enhance performance.
CNN does...a lot. When the Libya hearings were going on yesterday they had BREAKING NEWS going for 2 hours on this.
So...Is the only evidence anecdotal and hearsay?
He’s the Obama of the bike world.
Oh wait, you mean wanting to see both sides of a story is indefensible?
It’s European pro bike racing. Of course it’s dirty. It always has been and (unless they shut it down completely) it always will be.
They are going to have issues figuring out who was clean enough in those years to be awarded the title. That will be amusing to watch.
Ha! Me too ... and it is.
There was probably less dope in Lance during his entire career than the dope in the white hut.
So Lance is a cheat among cheaters. He was still the best of them. You ever wonder why no active cyclist ever complains about the other guy cheating?
So for me, it doesn't make him less than the best, to me, the only thing he has done is to lie to the public about it. Yes, that is bad, and the entire sport is a farce in that case. Has been for a long time.
My point was that Lance’s biggest crime was not being born a surrender-monkey.
It’s like they won’t be happy until Armstrong hangs himself in shame.
He won in an almost universally corrupt sport. They’re just upset because they got out cheated.
Lance Armstrong has created more jobs than Barack Obama.
How many people have made a career of the “Armstrong Witch Hunt”?
Ah finally a Lancebot.
Yeah, NO ONE has EVER been convicted of circumstantial evidence based on the legal testimony of 26 individuals !
Are you mental, got a cognitive dissonance problem or are just purely ignorant jurisprudence ?
PS: Read the report. He tested +
Rush has talked about this Big Media game they play. Build a guy up and then tear him down.
I don’t care.
Push the limits.
Repeal that dumbass 2005 andro ban as well...
Why did he never fail a drug test ..... ever?! We can’t have the best be an American now can we? That’s why they continue to hound him.
He passed every drug test they gave him.
Now you defend the 10 year persecution of Armstrong with no hard physical evidence.
Of course there was no coercion, threats, or promises of leiniency used to get the testimony of others - right?
I meant to reply to the original poster not you! ;-)
Yeah corruption is as much a part of politics, so, we should just live with it, wrong! Corruption should not be tolerated anywhere, Lance is a cheat in both sport and marriage!
What`s the difference between a Lancebot and an Obamabot?
No punchline, there just is none.
Read the report, he tested +.
Beta Blockers are banned in golf.
No, he cheated, he is a fraud! Besides he slept with Sheryl Crowe, eewe, that’s just gross!
In related news Hulk Hogan may have used performance enhancing drugs....
Did you both even read the article?? He was cheating in a way that current test at the time could not detect..he was one step ahead of the testers at all times..state of the art cheating.
As usual, the NY Daily News is way off. The worst kind of liar and cheat is a White House that circumvents the Constitution, violates the laws of the land, commits treason, lies about the murders of innocent people, and goes to great lengths to cover up their illegal activities and scandals.
He’s the worst kind, all right, the kind that got caught!
Much as DNA testing has improved over the years and thus helps solve crimes from the past so can be said of drug testing. That said Armstrong was one of the best physical specimens during his time at the top. Even if all were doping he still was the winner amongst the users and wannabees. Apparently his lung and heart capacity was much superior to his competitiors.
Hey, here’s a novel idea. Maybe the older athletes don’t need to stay competitive forever. Maybe they could retire gracefully and pass the torch to the younger guys, so those guys would have the same opportunity to succeed and make a name for themselves that the old guys did.
Or they could just keep cheating, and you could have fun rooting for your favorite geriatric athletes.