Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for doping

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PostLance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for doping
by Quantum Name » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:07 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/19369375

BBC Sport wrote:Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and given a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
USADA decided he used performance-enhancing drugs to achieve his success.
Armstrong, who strongly denies doping, has decided not to contest the charges.
Cycling's world governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), is yet to make a statement whether they intend to follow USADA in expunging Armstrong's title wins.
USADA said Armstrong's decision not to take the charges against him to arbitration triggers the lifetime ineligibility and erased his results from 1 August 1998.
Armstrong retired from cycling in 2005 but returned to the sport between 2009 and 2012 as part of the Astana and then RadioShack teams.
USADA alleges he used banned substances, including the blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO), steroid and blood transfusions, as far back as 1996.
On Monday, Armstrong failed in his attempt to block the charges in a US federal court. He claimed USADA was acting beyond its remit and had offered "corrupt inducements" to other riders to testify against him.
Armstrong had been given until 06:00 GMT on Friday to decide whether to continue fighting USADA's charges. The agency has said that 10 of Armstrong's former team-mates are prepared to testify against him.
"If I thought for one moment that by participating in USADA's process, I could confront these allegations in a fair setting and - once and for all - put these charges to rest, I would jump at the chance," Armstrong added.
In a statement USADA claimed it had clear evidence that Armstrong had taken performance-enhancing drugs.
"The evidence against Lance Armstrong arose from disclosures made to USADA by more than a dozen witnesses who agreed to testify and provide evidence about their first-hand experience and/or knowledge of the doping activity of those involved in the USPS conspiracy as well as analytical data," the statement read.
"As part of the investigation Mr Armstrong was invited to meet with USADA and be truthful about his time on the USPS team but he refused. "
Armstrong, who survived testicular cancer prior to his record-breaking Tour wins, says he will be focusing on the work with his cancer charity.


I'm pretty surprised by this. Growing up, to me - although not a personal hero - Lance Armstrong seemed to be a byword for endeavour and triumph in the face of adversity, but this changes his legacy completely.

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Preezy » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:07 pm

I knew it.

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Meep In Heavenly Peace » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:10 pm

:( I feel let down by this guy, he was an inspirational figure but now everything is tainted. What's worse is he probably feels like gooseberry fool himself now.

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:12 pm

Meep wrote::( I feel let down by this guy, he was an inspirational figure but now everything is tainted. What's worse is he probably feels like gooseberry fool himself now.


He has never failed a drug test and still denys the allegations.

I don't think we will ever know the truth.

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Tineash » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:13 pm

Hmmm yeah, I'm pretty sure we do.

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by man-eater chimp » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:15 pm

Now his cameo in Dodgeball will never be never be even mildly funny.

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Something Fishy » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:21 pm

Blimey, I did wonder if this would happen once he'd given up the fight.

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Dual » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:22 pm

Hah, now I've got the same amount of Tour de France titles as Lance Armstrong.

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by melatonin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:26 pm

Dual wrote:Hah, now I've got the same amount of Tour de France titles as Lance Armstrong.


I don't. :(

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by All I want for xmas is the box » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:26 pm

By not contesting the charges, he leaves an air of uncertainty for naive people to use and claim he did not dope.

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Dual » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:29 pm

melatonin wrote:
Dual wrote:Hah, now I've got the same amount of Tour de France titles as Lance Armstrong.


I don't. :(


Did you understand my joke?

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Tomous » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:36 pm

How good do you have to be to keep on winning when 90% of your competition is doping....

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Jonathan86 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:47 pm

Moggy wrote:
Meep wrote::( I feel let down by this guy, he was an inspirational figure but now everything is tainted. What's worse is he probably feels like gooseberry fool himself now.


He has never failed a drug test and still denys the allegations.


False. Look it up

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Fatal Exception » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:53 pm

So did he land on the moon or not?

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:31 pm

Jonathan86 wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Meep wrote::( I feel let down by this guy, he was an inspirational figure but now everything is tainted. What's worse is he probably feels like gooseberry fool himself now.


He has never failed a drug test and still denys the allegations.


False. Look it up


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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:34 pm

Jonathan86 wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Meep wrote::( I feel let down by this guy, he was an inspirational figure but now everything is tainted. What's worse is he probably feels like gooseberry fool himself now.


He has never failed a drug test and still denys the allegations.


False. Look it up


He said again and again that he had never tested positive — though he did test positive at the 1999 Tour for a corticosteroid, for which he produced a backdated doctor’s prescription.



Is that what you meant? Can't find anything else.

Anyway I don't particularly care about this story, just heard he had never failed a drugs test.

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by melatonin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:34 pm

Dual wrote:
melatonin wrote:
Dual wrote:Hah, now I've got the same amount of Tour de France titles as Lance Armstrong.


I don't. :(


Did you understand my joke?


Yes. Did you understand mine?

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by chalkitdown » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:39 pm

Melatonin just got Dual'ed.

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by melatonin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:46 pm

Nearly ten strawberry floating years and you still use a capital m.

Dual :x

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PostRe: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles for do
by Fatal Exception » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:50 pm

Chalkitclowned.

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