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USADA to strip Lance Armstrong of 7 Tour titles
Associated Press ^ | August. 23, 2012 | JIM VERTUNO

Posted on 08/23/2012 8:23:23 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.

Travis Tygart, USADA's chief executive, said Armstrong would also be hit with a lifetime ban on Friday.

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KEYWORDS: cokehead0bama; lancearmstrong; maybealittleblow; usada
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To: DSH

Here’s a question for you: Floyd Landis, one of Lance’s detractors, was stripped of his 2007 TDF win after it WAS discovered he was doping. Why didn’t he use the same method of doping that he accused Armstrong of if it was so successful for Lance? (and which by the way has never been proven)


201 posted on 08/24/2012 5:32:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: wardaddy

LOL! (I understand)


202 posted on 08/24/2012 6:40:51 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Switching gears, should start paying attention to the Rangers-Twins game.....a potential no-hitter and a hit for the cycle in the same game.....Harrison has a no-no through six, and Beltre is a single away from hitting for the cycle.


203 posted on 08/24/2012 6:43:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LegendHasIt

“Wait... Did Armstrong vote Republican or something?”

Over in the Leftist fever swamps, some moonbats are gloating since Lance Armstrong bicycled with GWB, that made him a right winger.


204 posted on 08/24/2012 7:08:23 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Fred Hayek
Lance Armstrong had “dated” the far-left homewrecker Sheryl Crow. Hard to envision Armstrong as a conservative.
205 posted on 08/24/2012 7:16:14 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: DustyMoment

It is definitely a witch hunt.
Their witnesses are admitted dopers who are saving their professional future by going after Lance. They had to falsely accuse a big fish or else their careers would be over.


206 posted on 08/24/2012 7:20:02 PM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: stillonaroll

Yet just riding with Bush set off the Lefties against Bush. How dare he! It has a lot with the Left’s psychotic violent hatred of Bush. Believe me, I have seen a lot of it while living in Minnesota.

Sheryl Crow left Armstrong because of that ride.


207 posted on 08/24/2012 7:29:55 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: mkjessup

Be glad to chump. You ain’t got nothin. I was in the fight while you were shittin yellow. Punk


208 posted on 08/24/2012 9:30:35 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I sent my message that they can blow their witch hunt out their you know what.


209 posted on 08/24/2012 9:36:58 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Be glad to chump. You ain’t got nothin. I was in the fight while you were shittin yellow.

You don't say. Well how many years on Planet Earth will you 'fess up to? You think incorporating the name of America's greatest President into your screen name that you signed up for last month means anything? You just keep on prancin' in front of your mirror in your Underoos and pumping up that sunken chest of yours. You're a drive-by poster without one original thought in your neuron-challenged cranium.

Punk

Pleased to meet ya Punk. Come back when ya grow a set.
210 posted on 08/25/2012 12:36:40 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you go to all of the trouble to hide it, mask it, deny it, and fight it for years why would he have (supposedly) doped right in front of teammates, knowing he could lose everything?


211 posted on 08/25/2012 12:40:03 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Revolutionary

George Hincapie?

When he came out, that was a turning point for me.


212 posted on 08/25/2012 1:37:36 AM PDT by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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To: Fred Hayek

Armstrong dumped Crow, not the other way around.

Some nasty theories say it was because she got cancer.

Lance himself said it was because she wanted babies. The horrible wench.

Lance Armstrong: I dumped Sheryl Crow because she wanted babies

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1179901/Lance-Armstrong-I-dumped-Sheryl-Crow-wanted-babies.html#ixzz24S1b8sl2


213 posted on 08/25/2012 1:41:24 AM PDT by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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To: mkjessup
Well to start, 10 witnesses ready to testify in court, and probably all painting a similar picture.

Did you notice Armstrong never sued Floyd Landis for his accusations? That's what an innocent man would have done. But even then Armstrong was too tired of the situation to do it.

214 posted on 08/25/2012 3:46:58 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision
Well to start, 10 witnesses ready to testify in court, and probably all painting a similar picture.

Yeah, that's what coached and scripted liars for the prosecution usually do.

Did you notice Armstrong never sued Floyd Landis for his accusations? That's what an innocent man would have done.

Oh, you're the expert on what innocent men would do?

Fact 1: Armstrong passed any and every test he was requested to take.

Fact 2: No evidence due to Fact 1.

Fact 3: The USADA violated it's own procedures and guidelines in order to continue this witch hunt.

Send your resume to Travis Tygart, sounds like you're what he's looking for in the way of staff support.
215 posted on 08/25/2012 4:35:49 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: mkjessup

lol


216 posted on 08/25/2012 9:47:54 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: stillonaroll

Hard to envision Armstrong as a conservative.


That’s because he’s not.He’s a big time lefty for gun control and obummer. I personally believe that he is guilty, just because his actions don’t corroborate that of an innocent man. They guy is just another arrogant fraud.


217 posted on 08/25/2012 9:54:09 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: AmericanSamurai

At this point I wouldn’t even care if he were a Conservative, if he indeed is guilty it is right to strip him of those titles.


218 posted on 08/25/2012 9:57:04 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: irishtenor

IMO, Lance Armsrtong is a hero.

Survives cancer—which many of us don’t.
Continues to compete at the very highest levels.

Passes over 500 drug tests in over 12 years.

Gets accused of misbehavior by others who didn’t pass tests for doping.

Ruling body decides to strip him of his acheivments because of stories from others who didn’t pass tests???

Something is very wrong here.

I sincerely hope that France says he can keep his awards.

Meanwhile, getting punished & put thru the lawyer agitator because of some kind of vendetta from others incapable of pllishing your bike is a travesty.

I understand that he uis pulling the plug on spending more money on lawyers. I hope he can continue to enjoy life.

He doesn’t deserve this, IMO.


219 posted on 08/25/2012 10:54:45 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

From your name, I am guessing you are an avid biker. Me too. So far I have over 1000 miles commuting this year. Hope to hit 2000 by years end.

Lance is not a hero to me, but I do tip my helmet to him for his work ethic, his desire, and his fortitude. He has worked hard for what he has, to the detriment of his family.

I understand why he is stopping all this. He knows what he has accomplished, and how he did it. If, and that is IF, he has cheated, he has cheated himself first. He’ll have to live with it. I really don’t think anybody else is losing sleep over this whole thing.


220 posted on 08/25/2012 1:03:54 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor
So now in America a person is guilty unless he can prove his innocence? What objective body of evidence do they have? How about his several hundred blood samples, each of which has never shown as positive.

As I said in the other thread, from what I've heard in Austin, the USADA had made it clear that they were going to continue hounding Armstrong for years, even decades to come, if necessary.

It sounded like they were angry they could never get the definitive proof and tests they wanted, but they had decided he was guilty and were going to make life miserable for him.
221 posted on 08/25/2012 2:45:12 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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222 posted on 08/25/2012 2:46:21 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Elvis Presley wasn’t a drug addict either, according to his fans. And Fabian is the greatest rock singer ever. Just ask his fans.


223 posted on 08/25/2012 2:46:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: zeestephen

Team mates or wanna be’s?

Jealously is an ugly animal.

How many of those are just pissed at the world that they did not do as well?

How does any test change the fact his hearl is LITERALLY 30% larger than average?

The USADA just stinks in this mess. So ANYBODY who has an axe to grind can “get revenge” as long as they wait long enough.

BTW tea is a “masking agent”. Water is a making agent.

I also find it telling that they USADA did not want an actual trial but a rigged binding arbitration.


224 posted on 08/28/2012 9:40:02 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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