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  • LANCE ARMSTRONG WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Cycling chiefs helped me to cheat!

    11/18/2013 4:31:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-18-2013 | Matt Lawton
    t was the story he had denied. The story Emma O'Reilly went some way to telling when she exposed Lance Armstrong as a drug cheat. But when the conversation moved to the subject of that positive test in 1999, he not only agreed with her that she had been right but went a stage further. O'Reilly always believed there was a bigger conspiracy and with her sitting before him he finally revealed the full scale of the cover-up, naming Hein Verbruggen as a central figure in his escape from punishment. Certainly, Armstrong used this opportunity to his full advantage. He...
  • Book: Ex-Fiancee Sheryl Crow Told Feds About Lance Armstrong's Doping

    10/10/2013 3:00:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 10 Oct 2013
    Armstrong was open about his doping with Crow, never suspecting that she would tell anybody about it. "Rather than try to hide the transfusion from her, Armstrong was completely open about it," the authors write, according to the Daily News. "He trusted that Crow would have no desire to tell the press or anyone else about the team's doping program. He explained that it was simply part of the sport - that all cyclists were doing the same thing."
  • Brewers’ Ryan Braun suspended for remainder of season amidst doping investigation

    07/22/2013 4:07:10 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 29 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Monday, July 22, 2013 | Staff
    Major League Baseball has suspended Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun for the remainder of the 2013 season in what could be the first of a long list of suspensions arising from the league’s investigation into its players’ links to Biogenesis. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Braun will accept the ban and will not appeal. The Brewers have 65 games left in their season in which they are 41-56 and in last place in the National League Central Division.... ...Biogenesis is a now-closed anti-aging clinic that is alleged to have provided major-league players with performance-enhancing drugs. The clinic’s...
  • Sen. Schumer Seeks Crackdown On ‘Academic Doping’

    06/16/2013 2:20:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 16, 2013
    Studies Indicate Up To 35% Of College Students Use ADHD Drugs As Study AidsNew York’s senior senator wants colleges to come back from summer break with a plan on how to deal with abuse of prescription ADHD pills. Sen. Charles Schumer, speaking from his Midtown office on Sunday, said up to 35 percent of all college kids report using stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin as a study tool. “That’s sort of academic doping,” said Schumer. “There are better ways to pull an all-nighter and stay up. There’s coffee, there’s things like NoDoz.” play Sen. Schumer Seeks Crackdown On 'Academic Doping'WCBS...
  • MLB seeks to suspend A-Rod, Braun

    06/05/2013 8:41:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/5/2013 | T.J. Quinn, Pedro Gomez and Mike Fish
    Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks, "Outside the Lines" has learned. If the suspensions are upheld, the performance-enhancing drug scandal would be the largest in American sports history. Tony Bosch, founder of the now-shuttered Biogenesis of America, reached an agreement this week to cooperate with MLB's investigation, two sources told "Outside the Lines," giving MLB the ammunition officials believe they need to suspend the players. One source familiar with the...
  • What's The One Thing Lance Armstrong And President Obama Have In Common?

    01/16/2013 10:09:15 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • In Reversal, Armstrong Is Said to Weigh Admitting Drug Use

    01/05/2013 8:19:28 AM PST · by Vision · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/5/13 | JULIET MACUR
    Lance Armstrong, who this fall was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports, has told associates and antidoping officials that he is considering publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career, according to several people with direct knowledge of the situation. He would do this, the people said, because he wants to persuade antidoping officials to restore his eligibility so he can resume his athletic career.
  • Lance Armstrong's Tour titles stripped, says UCI

    10/22/2012 7:23:47 AM PDT · by AmericanSamurai · 111 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/22/12 | Julien Pretot
    GENEVA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life on Monday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) sanctions against the American. The long-awaited decision has left cycling facing its "greatest crisis" according to UCI president Pat McQuaid and has destroyed Armstrong's last hope of clearing his name. "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling. Lance Armstrong deserves to be forgotten in cycling," McQuaid told a news conference as he outlined how cycling, long battered by doping problems for decades, would have to...
  • Lance Armstrong’s Fall From Grace

    10/18/2012 11:32:12 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 18, 2012 | JP
    Seven-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong has long rejected the idea that God has dominion over his life. He has refused to accept that his Creator saved him from testicular cancer (“If there was a God, I’d still have two balls,” he once sneered). He has refused to credit the Almighty for his exceptional athletic prowess (“One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what’s humanly possible,” he once declared.) The Bible warns that “God opposes the proud.” And Armstrong’s stunning fall from grace offers proof that God’s Word does not return void. The disgraced...
  • My Own Lance Armstrong Confession

    10/16/2012 11:57:12 PM PDT · by ssanders519 · 7 replies
    Straightjacket Junction ^ | 10/15/2012 | Steve Sanders
    NOTE: This blog is obviously a work of fiction. However, with the farce of an investigation that has recently been brought against Lance Armstrong, I couldn't resist a little farce of my own. If you have no interest in cycling, this probably won't mean anything to you and you should probably skip it. Now that the USADA case against Lance Armstrong has come to a close, and everybody from George Hincapie to Dave "Buy My Junk" Zabriskie is coming forward with their own confessions of doping, I figure it is about time I came clean about my own involvement with...
  • Evidence of Armstrong doping 'overwhelming,' agency says

    10/10/2012 1:39:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-10-2012 | Michael Pearson
    Cyclist Lance Armstrong was part of "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen," the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday in preparing to release more than 1,000 pages of evidence in the case. The evidence involving the U.S. Postal Service-sponsored cycling team encompasses "direct documentary evidence including financial payments, e-mails, scientific data and laboratory test results that further prove the use, possession and distribution of performance-enhancing drugs by Lance Armstrong," the agency said. Armstrong lawyer Tim Herman dismissed what he called a "one-sided hatchet job" and a "government-funded witch hunt" against the seven-time Tour de...
  • Lance Armstong's Statement of August 23, 2012

    08/23/2012 10:18:32 PM PDT · by Domandred · 185 replies
    lancearmstrong.com ^ | 8/23/12 | Lance Armstrong
    AUSTIN, Texas - August 23rd, 2012 - There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, "Enough is enough." For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart's unconstitutional witch hunt. The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this...
  • The 1904 Olympic Marathon May Have Been the Strangest Ever

    08/08/2012 10:13:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    America’s first Olympics may have been its worst, or at least its most bizarre. Held in 1904 in St. Louis, the games were tied to that year’s World’s Fair, which celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase while advancing, as did all such turn-of-the-century expositions, the notion of American imperialism. Although there were moments of surprising and genuine triumph (gymnast George Eyser earned six medals, including three gold, despite his wooden leg), the games were largely overshadowed by the fair, which offered its own roster of sporting events, including the controversial Anthropology Days, in which a group of “savages” recruited...
  • (Lance)Armstrong suit to block doping charges dismissed

    07/09/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/9/12 | JIM VERTUNO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed Lance Armstrong's lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, but says the cyclist can refile it within 20 days. The seven-time Tour de France champion sued USADA on Monday in an attempt to prevent it from moving forward with charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled just hours later. He criticized Armstrong's attorneys for filing an 80-page complaint the judge says seems more intended to whip up public opinion for his case than focus on the legal argument. Sparks, however, did not...
  • Feds Abandon Case Against Lance Armstrong

    02/06/2012 6:44:51 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | Monday 6 February 2012 11.17 | Richard Williams
    The long struggle to connect Lance Armstrong with doping finally came to an effective halt on Friday afternoon with the announcement that the federal investigation into the seven-times Tour de France winner has been abandoned after the best part of two years. It feels like the end of an era, if not the end of the connection between bike racing and illegal performance enhancers, as could be seen by yesterday's conclusion to the long-running Alberto Contador affair, in which the Spaniard was stripped of his 2010 Tour win and given a two-year ban. But Armstrong's historic series of victories in...
  • Contador receives one year ban – stripped of 2010 Tour title

    Cycling News is reporting that the Spanish Cycling Federation has suspended three-time, now two-time, Tour de France winner Alberto Contador for one year.
  • Armstrong Denies Landis Allegations

    05/20/2010 12:11:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 490+ views
    wsj ^ | MAY 20, 2010,
    Lance Armstrong has denied allegations made by disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis, who accused the seven-time Tour de France champion of doping. "It's our word against his word," Mr. Armstrong said in Visalia, Calif., before the fifth stage of the Tour of California. "I like our word. We like our credibility.''
  • Floyd Landis admits doping and fingers Lance Armstrong (So why did he spend $2M on his defense?)

    05/20/2010 10:10:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 567+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 05/20/2010
    Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis has admitted to systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs and accused seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of involvement in doping, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title for doping but had always denied cheating, sent a series of e-mails to cycling officials and sponsors acknowledging and detailing his long-term use of banned drugs, the newspaper said. The report said Landis wrote in the e-mails that he started doping in 2002, his first year racing with the U.S. Postal Service team led by Armstrong. Landis...
  • Judge issues arrest warrant against Landis

    02/15/2010 9:20:01 AM PST · by americanophile · 7 replies · 473+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 15, 2009 | Bertrand Boucey; Editing by John Mehaffey
    PARIS (Reuters) - A French judge has issued an international arrest warrant against American rider Floyd Landis for suspected hacking into an anti-doping laboratory computer, French anti-doping agency head Pierre Bordry told Reuters on Monday. "French judge (Thomas) Cassuto from the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Nanterre informed us that he had issued an international arrest warrant on January 28 against Floyd Landis, who tested positive for banned testosterone during the 2006 Tour de France, after our laboratory computer system was hacked," Bordry said in an interview. Landis, 34, was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title after a...
  • French doping agency sends Lance Armstrong report to WADA (neo-Gestapp knocks at his door)

    04/06/2009 4:23:23 PM PDT · by VlPu · 6 replies · 1,069+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2009
    PARIS (AP) — France's anti-doping agency has sent a report on Lance Armstrong's recent test to international sports authorities. The report from March 17 was forwarded to cycling's governing body and the World Anti-Doping Agency. The French agency said it will decide to investigate once it hears from the cycling body. The international cycling group, however, told The Associated Press on Monday it doesn't have jurisdiction in this matter. Armstrong was tested in southern France, where he was training as part of his comeback in a bid to win an eighth Tour de France. He was was asked to provide...
  • Scientific evidence invalidates Phelps Beijing 2008 Olympic swimming gold, world records?

    08/15/2008 8:55:02 PM PDT · by DemonDeac · 109 replies · 239+ views
    "Did you notice that Michael Phelps wears earphones and is listening music just before his every Olympic start, at Beijing's Olympiad Water Cube pool deck, be it finals or semifinals? I first noticed that before his first gold swim on August 10: Phelps removed earphones 2 minutes before the start, and he was the only swimmer who worn earphones at the pool deck. Intriguing scientific evidence testifies: Listening to music improves blood oxygen capacity and is a performance enhancement." "So what? Can one call listening to music shortly before entering the swimming pool for competition a performance enhancement? Yes, say...
  • Drugs Offer Promise of Fitness Without Effort

    07/31/2008 3:34:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 138+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/1/08 | Nicholas Wade
    Can you enjoy the benefits of exercise without the pain of exertion? The answer may one day be yes — just take a pill that tricks the muscles into thinking they have been working out furiously. Researchers at the Salk Institute report they have found two drugs that do wonders for the athletic endurance of couch potato mice. One drug, known as Aicar, increased the mice’s endurance on a treadmill by 44 percent after just four weeks of treatment.
  • Some Athletes’ Genes Help Outwit Doping Test

    04/30/2008 3:46:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 112+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2008 | GINA KOLATA
    The 55 men in a drug doping study in Sweden were normal and healthy. And all agreed, for the sake of science, to be injected with testosterone and then undergo the standard urine test to screen for doping with the hormone. The results were unambiguous: the test worked for most of the men, showing that they had taken the drug. But 17 of the men tested negative. Their urine seemed fine, with no excess testosterone even though the men clearly had taken the drug. It was, researchers say, a striking demonstration of a genetic discovery. Those 17 men can build...
  • Sabotaging threats to China's medal count

    04/10/2008 2:30:48 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 2 replies · 45+ views
    China, eat my lamb kebab! ^ | 4.10.08 | CEMLK
    Everyone figured this would happen at the games. Sketchy officiating that always favors China or its "friends" (cough, cough) or at least goes against certain blocs of countries, star athletes with sudden bouts of intestinal instability or findings of doping that also knock out star athletes. Speaking of doping, it seems China has taken the preemptive measure of knocking out the Greek weightlifting team. Wouldn't the Russian, US or German teams be obvious targets? Greece has an up and coming track and field team, but weightlifting has been a consistent award winner for Greece and the entire team has been...
  • Drugs to build up that mental muscle[Brain Doping]

    12/28/2007 6:51:24 AM PST · by BGHater · 57 replies · 437+ views
    LA Times ^ | 20 Dec 2007 | Karen Kaplan and Denise Gellene
    Academics, musicians, even poker champs use pills to sharpen their minds, legally. Labs race to develop even more. Forget sports doping. The next frontier is brain doping. As Major League Baseball struggles to rid itself of performance-enhancing drugs, people in a range of other fields are reaching for a variety of prescription pills to enhance what counts most in modern life. Despite the potential side effects, academics, classical musicians, corporate executives, students and even professional poker players have embraced the drugs to clarify their minds, improve their concentration or control their emotions. "There isn't any question about it -- they...
  • Report: Mitchell probe gets steroid papers (MLB)

    10/16/2007 3:26:27 PM PDT · by commish · 15 replies · 77+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 16 Oct 2007 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball investigator George Mitchell has received an extensive paper trail documenting performance-enhancing drugs sent to players by former New York Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski, a person familiar with the probe said Monday. Among the documents Mitchell and his staff have obtained are invoices detailing the substances sent to players, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because Mitchell hasn't authorized details to be made public. Mitchell likely will issue his report on steroids in baseball by the end of the year, lawyer Thomas Carlucci said during a conference call with club officials Friday. Carlucci...
  • Documents Link Tour Winner Contador to Doping (Files Turned Over to German Police)

    08/01/2007 2:26:45 PM PDT · by hardback · 25 replies · 659+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | Aug. 1, 2007 12:00 | Associated Press
    German authorities said yesterday they have received documents from doping expert Werner Franke which he claims show the Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador, was involved in doping. Franke said he has documents from last year's Operation Puerto investigation in Spain which show that the Spaniard, who won the drug-marred race on Sunday, had taken HMG-Lepori as a testosterone booster and an asthma product called TGN. "We can confirm we have received the documents, and they will be incorporated into procedures of the district attorney's office," said Christian Brockert, a spokesman for Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office. Brockert said the...
  • Tour de France - Rest day 2 - July 24

    07/24/2007 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Aeronaut · 38 replies · 1,104+ views
    Tour website ^ | 7/24/07 | Aeronaut
    Rest day today.
  • Millar 'gutted' as cycling history repeats itself (Tour de France Doping Scandal)

    07/24/2007 2:09:10 PM PDT · by commish · 9 replies · 578+ views
    ESPN ^ | July, 24, 2007 | Bonnie DeSimone
    PAU, France -- For just a moment Tuesday, David Millar, a former world champion, one of the most respected riders in the peloton not only for his skill pedaling a bike but his candor off it, was reduced to being a fan. A devastated, disillusioned, stricken fan by the side of the road. Millar, like everyone else gathered in the big ballroom serving as the Tour de France headquarters on the second rest day of the race, had been broadsided moments before by the news that Alexandre Vinokourov had tested positive for a banned blood transfusion Saturday, the day he...
  • Bjarne Riis (former Tour de France champion) admits doping

    05/25/2007 3:31:02 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 5 replies · 330+ views
    Svenska Dagbladet ^ | 05.25.2007 | TT-Ritzau
    Excerpts translated from Swedish: Eleven years ago Bjarne Riis was the hero of all of Denmark when he won the Tour de France bicycling event. This Friday Riis admitted that he had cheated using blood doping. [Actually not - but he used epo. SB] ..... The Dane said he was not a worthy winner of the Tour in 1996. He also said that he had used doping preparations between 1993 - 1998. This is just the last in a row of recent admissions by former top cyclists that they have used performance enhancing drugs. On Thursady Riis's former team-mate Erik...
  • LeMond Steals the Show, Accuses Landis Camp of Harassment

    05/18/2007 12:15:10 PM PDT · by Cagey · 24 replies · 581+ views
    AP via Excite News ^ | 5-18-2007 | EDDIE PELLS
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -A tip for all potential arbitration witnesses out there: Never take the mike after Greg LeMond. The three-time Tour de France winner stole the show at the Floyd Landis hearing Thursday during a short, explosive bit of testimony filled with talk of sexual abuse, blackmail and backstabbing that led to the on-the-spot firing of Landis' business manager. It was Landis who asked for this hearing to be public, though he couldn't have expected a scene like this to break out. And though it's hard to know what impact these blockbusters had on the arbitrators, it will be...
  • The Tour and the Truth

    02/27/2007 7:19:50 PM PST · by XEHRpa · 4 replies · 221+ views
    http://www.martindugard.com ^ | February 21 2007 | Martin Dugard
    The Tour and the Truth Let's begin with a hearty round of congratulatons to Charlie Engle and the two other guys who just ran all the way across the Sahara. Sure, it's a stunt run, and Charlie's a whore for publicity, but it's an absolutely amazing feat. Well done. Onward. A ho-hum transitional stage at the Tour of California yesterday. Today marks the move southward, with a push from Stockton to San Jose. For those who know their California topography, this is a push from the low-lying regions of the Sacramento Delta, back toward the coastal mountains that will define...
  • Lapse may jeopardize case against Landis (Will the Tour recognize him as Champion now?)

    02/23/2007 6:46:40 AM PST · by commish · 39 replies · 792+ views
    ESPN ^ | 23 Feb 2007 | ESPN
    The doping case against Floyd Landis from last year's Tour de France may be in trouble, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The French laboratory that handled the test results may have allowed improper access to Landis' urine samples, the newspaper reported, citing records that had been turned over to the cyclist's defense. A similar lapse in protocol previously has resulted in doping cases against athletes being dismissed. According to the report, two technicians who conducted the "A" sample on Landis were involved in tests on the second "B" sample, which is used to confirm the first...
  • Landis attempts to block out pain

    10/03/2006 7:43:00 PM PDT · by Vision · 22 replies · 773+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 3, 2006 | The Associated Press and Bloomberg News
    After two trying months marked by doping allegations, an assault on his reputation and his father-in-law's suicide, Floyd Landis doesn't wish for a stirring comeback so much as the simpler things in life. At this point, he will settle for a good night's sleep, free of pain. To help reach that goal, Landis had hip-replacement surgery last week. With his rehab under way, the 30-year-old American who won this year's Tour de France won't rule out a return to competitive cycling. "Things have been up and down for me," Landis said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press. "I'll...
  • Seeking straight A's, parents push for pills

    09/08/2006 8:13:36 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 18 replies · 520+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10:16 a.m. CT Sept 7, 2006 | Victoria Clayton
    A 15-year-old girl and her parents recently came in for a chat with Dr. James Perrin, a Boston pediatrician, because they were concerned about the girl's grades. Previously an A student, she was slipping to B's, and the family was convinced attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was at fault — and that a prescription for Ritalin would boost her brainpower. After examining the girl, Perrin determined she didn't have ADHD. The parents, who had come in demanding a prescription, left empty-handed. Perrin, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other physicians...
  • Marion Jones cleared of doping

    09/06/2006 8:08:24 PM PDT · by Howlin · 12 replies · 685+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 7, 2006
    RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former triple Olympic champion Marion Jones was cleared of doping on Wednesday after her 'B' sample tested negative for the banned blood-boosting drug EPO. Jones's initial sample had tested positive for erythropoietin at the U.S. championships in Indianapolis in June. Had the second sample tested positive, the 30-year-old would have faced a two-year ban from the sport. "I am absolutely ecstatic," Jones said in a statement issued by her lawyer. "I have always maintained that I have never ever taken performance enhancing drugs, and I am pleased that a scientific process has now demonstrated that...
  • Floyd Landis' Father-in-Law Found Dead

    08/17/2006 5:11:59 AM PDT · by gura · 13 replies · 1,500+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | August 16, 2006 | Debbi Farr Baker
    By Debbi Farr Baker UNION-TRIBUNE BREAKING NEWS TEAM 1:46 p.m. August 16, 2006 SAN DIEGO – David Witt, the 57-year-old father-in-law of embattled Tour de France winner Floyd Landis has died, authorities said Wednesday. Witt was found dead in his car Tuesday afternoon in a North Park parking garage, according to his friends. An investigator with the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office confirmed Witt's death but said the cause was still under investigation. San Diego police reported that a man had committed suicide Tuesday afternoon in a parking garage in North Park. The man was found at 3:14 p.m....
  • Landis to learn fate at 5 a.m. ET on Saturday

    08/04/2006 11:46:39 AM PDT · by commish · 14 replies · 793+ views
    ESPN ^ | 4 Aug 2006 | Espn
    PARIS -- Tour de France winner Floyd Landis of the United States will learn at 5 a.m. ET on Saturday whether a test on his B sample confirms a positive test for the male sex hormone testosterone. "We will release a statement tomorrow," an International Cycling Union (ICU) spokesman said Friday. Saturday's announcement would cap a wild two weeks of accusations, speculation and denials, the latest of which is that dehydration might have caused Landis' elevated testosterone level. "Maybe a combination of dehydration, maximum effort," said Jose Maria Buxeda, one of Landis' Spanish lawyers, after testing began Thursday on the...
  • Landis Hires Lawyer Versed in Sports-Doping Cases

    08/02/2006 10:16:25 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 12 replies · 507+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 3, 2006 | JULIET MACUR
    On his first day back home in California, the Tour de France winner Floyd Landis, awaiting test results that will determine his future, yesterday hired Howard Jacobs, a lawyer who has represented a host of athletes in cases involving performance-enhancing drugs. On Saturday, the result of drug tests on the second of Landis’s two urine samples will come back from the French lab that tested his first sample last week. That initial A sample came back positive for an abnormal ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone. It also tested positive for traces of synthetic testosterone, which means that the testosterone had...
  • My $100k offer to Floyd Landis

    08/02/2006 10:11:16 AM PDT · by charming_harmonica · 7 replies · 449+ views
    MichaelRobertson.com ^ | July 31, 2006 | Michael Robertson
    To: Floyd Landis Phonak Cycling Team Eichtal 8634 Hombrechtikon Dear Floyd, Over the years I've watched every second of the outstanding coverage on the OLN network of the Tour de France - the toughest race in the world. I used to race bikes in my collegiate years. My roommate and high school buddy convinced me to go out for the UCSD Cycling team. I wasn't blessed with much natural talent, but persevered and actually won a race in my 4 year career. It helped me understand some of what goes into the 3-week torture called the Tour. When I first...
  • Landis says his high testosterone is natural - Landis maintains doping innocence

    07/28/2006 10:38:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 904+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/28/06 | Mar Roman - ap
    MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Floyd Landis said the high testosterone levels that caused him to fail a drug test at the Tour de France are the result of his natural metabolism -- not doping of any kind -- and he will undergo tests to prove it. "We will explain to the world why this is not a doping case but a natural occurrence," Landis said Friday in his first public appearance since the doping test cast doubt on his title, one of the most stirring comeback wins in Tour history. Landis said in a teleconference Thursday that he had no...
  • Landis may be last straw for German network

    07/27/2006 2:12:59 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 20 replies · 595+ views
    VeloNews.com ^ | July 27, 2006 | VeloNews.com
    The managers of Germany's ZDF said Thursday the public television network might cease broadcasting the Tour de France in reaction to winner Floyd Landis testing positive for testosterone. "We signed a broadcasting contract for a sporting event, not a show demonstrating the performances of the pharmaceutical industry," ZDF editor-in-chief Nikolaus Brender said. "We are going to think about our future as broadcaster and maybe refuse to broadcast this event." Even before the race started on July 1 it was engulfed in doping controversy, with top German contender Jan Ullrich, his T-Mobile teammate Oscar Sevilla and Italian Ivan Basso among nine...
  • Landis gives positive drugs test

    07/27/2006 7:35:10 AM PDT · by Republicain · 136 replies · 4,247+ views
    BBC News ^ | 07/27/2006
    Tour de France winner Floyd Landis has given a positive drugs test, according to his Phonak team. The American, who claimed victory in the Tour de France on Sunday, has tested positive for the male sex hormone testosterone. The positive test came after stage 17 of the Tour, which saw Landis record an epic victory after collapsing on the final climb the day before. Landis has been suspended pending results of his B sample analysis. The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Wednesday that a rider had failed a doping test but would not reveal his name. "The Phonak Cycling...
  • UCI says unidentified rider tested positive (Tour de France)

    07/26/2006 11:13:14 AM PDT · by commish · 98 replies · 1,330+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 26 Jul 2006 | AP
    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) - A rider in the Tour de France tested positive for doping, the sport's governing body said Wednesday. The UCI said it wouldn't disclose the rider's name, team or nationality pending completion of the testing process. "The UCI received today a report of the anti-doping laboratory of Paris stating an adverse analytical finding following an anti-doping test carried out at the Tour de France 2006," the statement said. ***snip***
  • Armstrong drops defamation lawsuits

    07/08/2006 5:12:41 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 5 replies · 1,069+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Thursday, July 6, 2006
    PARIS -- Lance Armstrong dropped defamation lawsuits in France after winning three legal battles elsewhere over doping accusations. Donald Manasse and Christian Charriere-Bournazel, Armstrong's lawyers in France, said Thursday the seven-time Tour de France champion had instructed them to "dismiss all pending actions." That means a trial set to start in October against the authors of the book "LA Confidential: The Secrets of Lance Armstrong" will not proceed. The book accused Armstrong of using banned substances, a claim he has always denied. "I think we're 10-0 in lawsuits right now," Armstrong said Thursday. "My life is not about that anymore....
  • Basso, Ullrich kicked out of Tour de France

    06/30/2006 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Carling · 67 replies · 1,308+ views
    STRASBOURG, France (AP) - A doping scandal knocked Tour de France favorites Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso out of the race Friday and threw the world's most glamorous cycling event into chaos. The decision to bar Ullrich, Basso and others implicated in a doping probe in Spain also sent a strong signal that cheating, or even suspicions of cheating, will not be tolerated.
  • Astana-Würth leaves the Tour (Vinokourov out)

    06/30/2006 5:34:29 PM PDT · by managusta · 7 replies · 314+ views
    Cycling News ^ | June 30, 2006 | Jeff Jones
    Dutch television's sports anchorman Mart Smeets has just reported that the Astana-Würth team has left the Tour de France. The team had five of its Tour riders officially named in the Operacion Puerto affair (Sergio Paulinho, Isidro Nozal, Allan Davis, Alberto Contador, Joseba Beloki), as well as several others (Michele Scarponi, Marcos Serrano, David Etxebarria, Angel Vicioso, Unai Osa, Jörg Jaksche), and of course ex-team manager Manolo Saiz. The team therefore wouldn't have had enough riders to start. In an official statement, Active Bay, the team's management company, confirmed the news. "In view of the content of the dossier sent...
  • Barry Bonds - What’s done is done

    06/04/2006 4:07:51 AM PDT · by billorites · 16 replies · 635+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | June 2, 2006 | Charles Krauthammer
    LEAVE IT TO the good people of Philadelphia, whose football fans once famously booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus, to come up with the perfect takedown of the most inflated (in more ways than one) superstar in contemporary sport. With the visiting Barry Bonds at the plate and needing just two home runs to tie Babe Ruth’s iconic 714 lifetime homers, the banner was raised: “Ruth did it on hot dogs & beer.” The target of this concise discourse on the roots of greatness has been booed lustily in every major league city he’s played in outside his hometown...
  • Report clears Lance Armstrong on (French) doping allegations

    05/31/2006 6:08:14 AM PDT · by 12B · 29 replies · 823+ views
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Independent Dutch investigators cleared Lance Armstrong of doping in the 1999 Tour de France on Wednesday, and blamed anti-doping authorities for misconduct in dealing with the Austin, Texas, cyclist. More.....
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 05-28-2006

    05/28/2006 9:35:35 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 159+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 05-28-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Barry Bonds has hit seven fifteen It still remains to be seen if he'll be "Hall of Fame". For the sake of the game I sure wish he had kept himself clean!