Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

There are 14 comments on the The Washington Post story from May 20, 2011, titled Lance Armstrong. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

A report by "60 Minutes" says George Hincapie, a longtime member of Lance Armstrong's inner circle, has told federal authorities he saw the seven-time Tour de France winner use performance-enhancing drugs.

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“A Generic User”

Since: Jan 10

Another Person on the Internet

#1 May 20, 2011
The only interesting thing about Lance Armstrong is that he was once engaged to Sheryl Crow.
bluntforce

Northfield, OH

#3 May 21, 2011
Another tree hugger knocked off his pedastal. Bummer dude......
jimmy the geek

Tampa, FL

#4 May 21, 2011
knew he was cheating by using roids after his 7th in a row & his ball fell off! bout the same time maguire broke out in acne & bonds started beating up his girl friend!
Repugnorant

Decatur, GA

#5 May 21, 2011
Guilty
Kj5000

Far Rockaway, NY

#6 May 22, 2011
This guy testified under oath and lying under those circumstances is punishable by jail time so he's probably telling the truth.
The long ride is over for Lance, too bad. Even with the doping he is a great athlete.
Marion Jones is proof that testing negative over and over again means NOTHING!
pedsInLA

Brookhaven, PA

#7 May 23, 2011
This guy has nothing to loose. The fact that he voluntarily gave back his Olympic Gold medal tells me he's telling the truth and want's to move on. He realizes his professional bicycling career was based on a lie-PEDs.

Since: Apr 09

United States

#8 May 23, 2011
What if the majority do it. Is it fair to single out one after the fact?

Given the way that steroids are so freely talked about in many circles, their "illegality" seems kind of sketchy.

Look at the top tier bodybuilders and weightlifters. They don't have a chance without steroids.

I don't know the figures for cyclists so this is just speculation.
pedsInLA

Brookhaven, PA

#9 May 23, 2011
ColoradoGuy wrote:
What if the majority do it. Is it fair to single out one after the fact?
Given the way that steroids are so freely talked about in many circles, their "illegality" seems kind of sketchy.
Look at the top tier bodybuilders and weightlifters. They don't have a chance without steroids.
I don't know the figures for cyclists so this is just speculation.
I'm sure many have talked openly about all the cocaine or pot they did also ILLEGAL substances. If your best friend jumped off a bridge would you.

No it's not fair to single out individuals BUT you have to start an investigation somewhere and you can only do so much at once. 2nd & 3rd place finishers in the races under question that Armstrong participated in failed drug tests. Lance is under investigation for accepting a million dollars of US money under the premise that it would be a drug free team.

It's also worthy of investigation because unless these cyclists are getting this crap with a valid prescription from a doctor they're participating in ILLEGAL drug trafficing/drug dealing. After listening to the guy I got the impression that these "athletes" test the new guy to see if 'they're a player' & to get something to hold against them so they won't rat, ooops ment testify against them for their ILLEGAL deeds. Sorta like a dirty cop testing to see if his fellow cops take bribes.

Since: Apr 09

United States

#10 May 24, 2011
If we are going to enforce everything that is technically illegal, we should start loading the public into buses for deportation to camps. They "can always find something".

Sure I guess I'd like to see sports that is free of steroids. But pro sports have steroids oozing out of the ears.

It isn't fair to pick out individuals after the fact. That would be like a cop giving you a ticket because someone said that you sped several years ago.

If they pass the drug test....they pass. If that isn't good enough then improve the testing.

My suspicion is that Lance has said something that irritated the power tripping authorities. That were probably eavesdropping or something akin to that.

Since: Apr 09

United States

#11 May 24, 2011
How can we enforce steroid laws, with a straight face, when it is a known fact that all famous bodybuilders and power lifters are juiced to the gills?
pedsInLA

Brookhaven, PA

#12 May 24, 2011
ColoradoGuy wrote:
How can we enforce steroid laws, with a straight face, when it is a known fact that all famous bodybuilders and power lifters are juiced to the gills?
You catch them like any other criminal, you investigate. It's not just a matter of cheating it's the ILLEGAL drug dealing that goes on getting those substances. Just like the neighborhood crack dealer you start with the small guy, flip them and work your way up the criminal organization.

Since: Apr 09

United States

#13 May 24, 2011
Testosterone is a natural non-addictive substance. It is frequently medically subscribed due to health benefits.

Crack is not.

Why don't you start with all of the big time bodybuilders and power lifters. Flip them and work your way up the criminal organization?

I guarantee there is a lot more steroids in those sports than in cycling.

“A Generic User”

Since: Jan 10

Another Person on the Internet

#14 May 24, 2011
My guess is that there's more money involved in cycling than bodybuilding. So it stands to reason that there will be more scrutiny, and of course, more lawyers and politicians.

Since: Apr 09

United States

#16 May 25, 2011
Having recently learned that Armstrong was a Bush supporter, I am thinking this inquisition is politically motivated.

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