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.