Lance Armstrong doping campaign exposes USADA’s hypocrisy

Lance Armstrong doping campaign exposes USADA’s hypocrisy

San Francisco : CA : USA | Aug 28, 2012 at 1:28 AM PDT
Views: Pending

              Disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and accused seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of involvement in doping, the Wall Street Journal reported. Armstrong denied the allegations Thursday. (May 20)

Lance Armstrong’s achievements are well known through-out the world. He made headlines with his multiple Tour De France wins and when he battled terminal cancer. He has been a media favorite but over the last few days his name has come up in reports that he would most probably like to distance himself from with USADA finding him guilty of doping. Armstrong has vehemently denied the allegations and remains firm in his belief.

After several years of trials and investigations, the USADA’s final verdict of finding Lance guilty was met with a lot of amazement amongst fans all over the world. Even a judge, who is part of the country’s legal system went on the record saying, “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.”

The biggest question that is raised is how a person can go on and win 7 titles without failing a single drug test and all of a sudden it is revealed that he had been taking performance enhancing drugs all this while and is proven guilty. Other athletes who took these enhancers were immediately stripped of their titles as they admitted the consumption. Notable ones like Barry Bonds, Marion Jones etc. All were sentenced very soon after achieving greatness in their respective sports.

The blatant violation of the law is clear when even senior judges refuse to intervene with the decision but make it a point to share their point of view. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks made it clear when he said, “Turn federal judges into referees for a game in which they have no place, and about which they know little.” Along with declining to talk further on the matter, he was disturbed by USADA’s “apparent single-minded determination” to go after Armstrong and force him before CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports).

Everyone is not sure of whether Lance did take those drugs or not. But his statement sums up what his strong supporters feel about him, “I know who won those seven Tours, my teammates know who won those seven Tours, and everyone I competed against knows who won those seven Tours.”

The matter has been discussed at several forums. His fans are shocked at the revelations, in fact some of them have also protested against the decision taken by USADA. Thousands of supporters have tweeted about this controversy and have shown their support for the much loved athlete.

1 of 57
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong
From: PoweriPics
harry68 is based in San Francisco, California, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

News Stories

  • Editorial: Armstrong fall unhappy story for everyone

      The Gleaner
    The decision of cyclist Lance Armstrong not to further contest doping charges against him and the decision of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to strip him of his seven Tour de France titles, won in the sports' most prestigious event, leaves behind a sad,...
  • Cancer group backs Lance

      News 24
    Lance Armstrong, branded a drug cheat and banned from cycling by the US Anti-Doping Agency, can still count on support from the cancer community, the head of the Union for International Cancer Control said on Monday. US cycling icon and cancer...
  • Made-in-USA probe sinks Lance

      News 24
    Dick Pound says even Lance Armstrong's staunchest US supporters couldn't brush aside the investigation and subsequent lifetime cycling ban handed down by an American-backed anti-doping agency. "The good thing about this is it's a made-in-America...
  • Cycling: Armstrong says 'not afraid' of USADA report

      Channel NewsAsia
    International Cycling Union. "No, no, I'm absolutely not afraid," Armstrong told AFP after he was joined by hundreds of fans for a seven-and-a-half-kilometre (4.7-mile) training run up Mount Royal, the peak that rises in the midst of the Island of...
  • French Cycling Federation praises USADA for stripping Armstrong of Tour de ...

      The Globe & Mail
    Cycling Lance Armstrong attends the World Cancer Congress in Montreal Wednesday, August 29, 2012 The Canadian Press video Cycling The French Cycling Federation welcomes the perseverance of the U.S...The FFC added that this decision closes a black...
  • Defiant Armstrong tells conference: I'm a 7-time Tour de France champ

      Star Phoenix
    His country's anti-doping agency considers him a cheater and wants him stripped of the titles that made him an international hero, but Lance Armstrong is adamant: he still considers himself a seven-time champion of the Tour de France. The...



More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.