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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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To: Free ThinkerNY
But the cyclist has said he believes most people have already made up their minds about whether he's a fraud or a persecuted hero.

As evidenced by reading any Internet thread or listening to any conversation about Lance Armstrong over the past five or ten years.

41 posted on 08/23/2012 9:55:51 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: marygonzo

“Good!! It is my opinion he is a liar and a big steroid freak, I hear he is an egocentric jurk. Adios . You are a disgrace to real sport sir!!”

I tend to agree, just too many people coming out and saying he did it.


42 posted on 08/23/2012 9:56:38 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: FoxInSocks

“It’s hard to prepare cross-examination and rebuttal experts when the prosecution won’t disclose their evidence and witnesses”

They didn’t say Armstrong didn’t have that list, just that the public didn’t.


43 posted on 08/23/2012 10:01:42 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: WILLIALAL

I reread it, and I’ll agree it’s not specific. In this context, however, I still have the impression they haven’t revealed the information to anyone at all, but you may be right.


44 posted on 08/23/2012 10:09:48 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: krb
Richard Wad, or the female equivalent.
45 posted on 08/23/2012 10:10:46 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The great irony of this is that the stripped titles will almost certainly be awarded to other dopers. During that time it was standard procedure.

I fail to see what has been accomplished here.


46 posted on 08/23/2012 10:14:10 PM PDT by RichardW
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To: Last of the Mohicans

According to Fox Sports, USADA is claiming that samples Armstrong gave in 2009 and 2010 are positive for masking agents.

Of course, that’s years after his last Tour win.

I’ve always accepted Armstrong at his word.

But the growing list of team mates who have testified against him has cracked my confidence in the guy.


47 posted on 08/23/2012 10:28:09 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: RichardW

Exactly. If what they say is true, this agency will be stripping titles from one doper and giving them to another.


48 posted on 08/23/2012 10:48:43 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

The losers claiming the winner just had to be cheating...just had to be...else how could he have possibly won.

Old story...tired old story but the losers are still losers.


49 posted on 08/23/2012 11:14:39 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And, 200 or 300 yeats from now, archeologists who will already be laughing at the fools we will appear to be with Global Warming and Obama, will re-examine the whole Lance Armstrong issue and discover that it truly WAS a witch hunt!!

But, how will Lance and his family regain their honor, his medals and his accomplishments???

It’s heartbreaking that America alwaus has to be the ones that go after the folks on top. Doubtless, there are dirty politics at work, here.

Disgusting!


50 posted on 08/23/2012 11:24:39 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"USADA's conduct raises serious questions about whether its real interest in charging Armstrong is to combat doping, or if it is acting according to less noble motives," such as politics or publicity, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks wrote.

Who the hell do these people think they are?

51 posted on 08/24/2012 12:02:40 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: FoxInSocks

They have already removed Lance’s data from Wikipedia. What a shame.


52 posted on 08/24/2012 12:17:04 AM PDT by Visceral (The more I learn, the less I know)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
US Americans with Disabilities Act?

Screw them.


53 posted on 08/24/2012 12:28:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition

If doping is a crime, then toss Barack Hussein Obama out on his RAT ASS.


54 posted on 08/24/2012 12:30:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: munin

If there’s lots of info out there, I surely would appreciate a link or three from sources who are beyond reproach.

This is sad...don’t know if it’s true or not, though.


55 posted on 08/24/2012 12:32:37 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The alleged / rumored "positive" results come from his last years, out of prior retirement, when he didn't even win. Unknown to me if these are real test results.

In a case like this the only evidence that really matters is the scientific evidence. It's either there or it isn't. If it was there how did he "get away with it" for SEVEN wins, the last of which is some six years ago now?

Seems a bit ridiculous. He's fully retired now so who cares if he's "banned for life?" He won; it happened. Never a fan of the sport, I'm as sick of hearing about him as ever.

Let's return to our regularly scheduled Todd Akin topic. /s

56 posted on 08/24/2012 12:39:29 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 73 days away.)
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To: munin
Have followed and partissipated in endurance sport for more than sixty years, and I have been pretty sure that Armstrong used some type of tetesteron doping in the late 1990s and he tested positive in two tests in 2009 and 2010, but he managed to bribe some officials, donating over 100 000 $ and they hid the tests and didn’t release the resaults, but as always, somebody found out, in this case, a french news paper, anyway, lots of info on this out there

What is your source for that?

57 posted on 08/24/2012 12:47:29 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Free ThinkerNY

USADA doesn’t seem to have any jurisdiction. The official Tour de France website lists Armstrong as a 7-time winner still: http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2012/us/history/


58 posted on 08/24/2012 1:08:06 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

one n the big time cycling game will tell you that all the top guys are on drugs. That’s why no cyclist ever condems another current cyclist. The achievement still stands to those in the game.


59 posted on 08/24/2012 1:20:33 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Time for all the roided folks ) , to organize their own leagues.

” roids unlimited sports “ RUS

Then they can run swim woddle, as fast as Chinese synthesized enhancement would push their little hearts.


60 posted on 08/24/2012 2:14:05 AM PDT by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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