Column: Lance Armstrong cast out of t...

Column: Lance Armstrong cast out of the sport that turned him from a nobody to a somebody

There are 9 comments on the The Washington Post story from Oct 22, 2012, titled Column: Lance Armstrong cast out of the sport that turned him from a nobody to a somebody. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

This July 23, 2000 file photo shows Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong riding down the Champs Elysees with an American flag after the 21st and final stage of the cycling race in Paris, France, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by cycling's governing body Monday, Oct.

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Hmm

Ozark, MO

#1 Oct 22, 2012
And still no solid evidence except the testimony of team mates who wanted immunity for their own doping and an ex-wife (and we all know how reliable ex-wives are.)

Whatever happened to presumption of innocence?

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#2 Oct 22, 2012
Hmm wrote:
And still no solid evidence except the testimony of team mates who wanted immunity for their own doping and an ex-wife (and we all know how reliable ex-wives are.)
Whatever happened to presumption of innocence?
Anybody who thinks Armstrong isn't a cheat is looking for the real killer with OJ.
freeway

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#4 Oct 22, 2012
the juice gave him cancer

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#6 Oct 23, 2012
DENG wrote:
no solid evidence
SOMEONE IN THIS WORLD DOES NOT LIKE ARMSTRONG, PROBABLY FROM THE USA.
IT'S DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE "DOPE" COULD HAVE WON HIM 7 TITLES IN A ROW.
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Dung, how many times must we tell you to stop smoking crack. It has rotted your brain to the mentality of a houseplant.

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#7 Oct 23, 2012
freeway wrote:
the juice gave him cancer
If he ever really had cancer
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Lexington, KY

#8 Oct 23, 2012
DavidH64 wrote:
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If he ever really had cancer
If he really had cancer, good point, how could he be able ti ride a bicycle race taking the cancer meds. i have a friend that has cancer and she stays in bed mose of the time. if he had cancer probably just another lie to get certain meds that were not allowed.

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#9 Oct 23, 2012
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If he really had cancer, good point, how could he be able ti ride a bicycle race taking the cancer meds. i have a friend that has cancer and she stays in bed mose of the time. if he had cancer probably just another lie to get certain meds that were not allowed.
Or to cover up his doping
harvey

Columbus, OH

#10 Oct 23, 2012
DavidH64 wrote:
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If he ever really had cancer
Ouch.

I'll give him that one until further proof is offered, but if his battle against cancer was a credit to him his doping took all that away. I hope that LiveStrong can continue to help people, but Lance himself has a lot of atoning to do for his cheating and lying.
GeeMan

Taunton, UK

#11 Oct 24, 2012
Guys the problem you have Stateside is you put him a pedestal. Over here in Europe he was only ever on a bike.

We had no LA media diet and we knew all about his and the others doping years ago.

Therefore he didnít fall from grace as he wasnít elevated that high and he was only a bike rider from US who doped with all the others in his era and he won.

How many competitors do you see complaining about it and how many BIG name riders are speaking up for him?

Itís not that they are so in love with him it is because they all lived the omerta and that like it or not was and still is the way.

Yes US riders spat the dummy out but that it, it is a US thing.
If you look at the 2005 TDF result you have to go to 21st to get to Sastre to find a rider without a doping contact and the jury is out on him as well due to his super human climbing skills faster than better climbers who have admitted doping.

The biggest doping scandal in Sporting history is Cycling not USPS they were just another team who got caught.

harvey/david et al you can bury your heads in the sand and be all US about it but the reality is completely different. Yes we would all like clean sports but do we have them NO shall we ever have them NO.

Time to move away from the Hype and look at the cold Reality.

Comments about his charity and hoping it goes on are great and separate the Man from the athlete and the fundraiser so at least we all see you have hearts and objectivity.

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