USADA to ban Armstrong for life, strip Tour titles

Lance Armstrong said Thursday night he was finished fighting a barrage of drug charges from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, putting at risk his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists in history. Full Story
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“GO LITTLE VETTE”

Since: Mar 08

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#1 Aug 24, 2012
He never tested positive once. I think the French got tired of him winning and doped the tests themselves. I know if you are young and go into a nightclub there you have to wear a Canadian shirt because they hate Americans. I think Armstrong just got tired of it all and said do what you wish. In my eyes he will always be a good athlete. If he did dope up or not I am sure there were many more through the years

“Maiden of Mayhem”

Since: May 08

OMFUG

#2 Aug 24, 2012
That's not only true in France, but most of Europe and many if not most of the world.

I always travel abroad with my Canadian passport and leave my American passport at home.
S Cargo

Medford, NY

#3 Aug 24, 2012
indycorvette wrote:
He never tested positive once. I think the French got tired of him winning and doped the tests themselves. I know if you are young and go into a nightclub there you have to wear a Canadian shirt because they hate Americans. I think Armstrong just got tired of it all and said do what you wish. In my eyes he will always be a good athlete. If he did dope up or not I am sure there were many more through the years
Does it really matter what the French think? What have they ever contributed and/or aided to in this world? Art, Cheese, and Baguettes? Pfffft!!!!!
beatlesinthebog

New Zealand

#4 Aug 24, 2012
Good to see he's got enough balls to tell them to shove it.
Hoosier Hillbilly

Georgetown, IN

#5 Aug 24, 2012
Reminds me of Penn State loosing what they already had-What will be the next reason championships are
declared null&void?
Could "WE" still loose WW II?

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#6 Aug 24, 2012
I got kicked out of Paris one time for wearing deodorant - does that count?
Krypteia

Hebburn, UK

#7 Aug 24, 2012
I always thought he was a cyclepath anyway..

“GO LITTLE VETTE”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#9 Aug 24, 2012
S Cargo wrote:
<quoted text>
Does it really matter what the French think? What have they ever contributed and/or aided to in this world? Art, Cheese, and Baguettes? Pfffft!!!!!
I know the Good Old U.S.A. has saved their butts many times. Pfffftttttt on them.
Le Committee

United States

#10 Aug 24, 2012
You use you lose.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Aug 24, 2012
It was his lawyer or a spokesperson for Armstrong who said the USADA had changed their tactics from trying to prove him guilty to forcing him to prove himself innocent.

I can see why Lance decided it was no longer worth the time and trouble. The USADA isn't interested in the facts of negative tests. They just wanted to take his wins away from the beginning.
CSV

Melbourne, Australia

#12 Aug 25, 2012
Guilty or not - I would love to see the UCI snub USADA's decision. USADA is using the sport of Cycling for it's own maligned benefit.
beatlesinthebog

New Zealand

#13 Aug 25, 2012
Wheel,he's spoken. It's a frame!
LGM

Neath, UK

#14 Aug 25, 2012
Alexander Vinokourov, confirmed drugs cheat serves a short ban and is allowed to return to the sport and wins Olympic Gold. Alberto Contador, confirmed drugs cheat serves a short ban and is allowed to return to the sport and is currently doing well in the Vuelta. Lance Armstrong, never failed a drugs test gets banned for life from all sports that are governed by WADA.
Witch Hunt?
beatlesinthebog

New Zealand

#15 Aug 25, 2012
LGM wrote:
Alexander Vinokourov, confirmed drugs cheat serves a short ban and is allowed to return to the sport and wins Olympic Gold. Alberto Contador, confirmed drugs cheat serves a short ban and is allowed to return to the sport and is currently doing well in the Vuelta. Lance Armstrong, never failed a drugs test gets banned for life from all sports that are governed by WADA.
Witch Hunt?
Celtic name?
klr1969

Owensboro, KY

#16 Aug 25, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
I got kicked out of Paris one time for wearing deodorant - does that count?
Ok that just friggin funny!!!!!
klr1969

Owensboro, KY

#17 Aug 25, 2012
indycorvette wrote:
He never tested positive once. I think the French got tired of him winning and doped the tests themselves. I know if you are young and go into a nightclub there you have to wear a Canadian shirt because they hate Americans. I think Armstrong just got tired of it all and said do what you wish. In my eyes he will always be a good athlete. If he did dope up or not I am sure there were many more through the years
That's not exactly true... He tested positive a few times and was retested...
klr1969

Owensboro, KY

#18 Aug 25, 2012
LGM wrote:
Alexander Vinokourov, confirmed drugs cheat serves a short ban and is allowed to return to the sport and wins Olympic Gold. Alberto Contador, confirmed drugs cheat serves a short ban and is allowed to return to the sport and is currently doing well in the Vuelta. Lance Armstrong, never failed a drugs test gets banned for life from all sports that are governed by WADA.
Witch Hunt?
Guys he DID test positive and had to be retested a few times... His team tested positive as well...and they are being hard on him because he is an arrogant dick!!!! I've met him and he truly thinks the world revolves around him....
Sir Can

Medford, NY

#19 Aug 27, 2012
Didn't he teste positive and then was cured?

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#20 Aug 27, 2012
Uh Clem wrote:
It was his lawyer or a spokesperson for Armstrong who said the USADA had changed their tactics from trying to prove him guilty to forcing him to prove himself innocent.
I can see why Lance decided it was no longer worth the time and trouble. The USADA isn't interested in the facts of negative tests. They just wanted to take his wins away from the beginning.
Actually, whether to rub his nose in it or not, they said this morning that if Armstrong would've cooperated with the USADA from the beginning, there was a chance they would've let him keep 5 titles. I'm not so sure I would believe that or not if I were him.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

United States

#22 Aug 27, 2012
beatlesinthebog wrote:
Good to see he's got enough balls to tell them to shove it.
One, at least.

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