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LittleTinGoddess 01-06-2013 10:34 AM

Lance Armstrong rumored to admit to doping
 
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Lance Armstrong, who this fall was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports, has told associates and antidoping officials that he is considering publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career, according to several people with direct knowledge of the situation. He would do this, the people said, because he wants to persuade antidoping officials to restore his eligibility so he can resume his athletic career.
http://datu.cc/surf.php?u=K7xqHEqChs...nMoPsoCNm&b=29

El Diablo 01-06-2013 10:39 AM

And the point of this post is? To post a piece of news we've all already seen? To post a thread that's been discussed ad nauseum here already in the last few months? Compulsive pointless posting?

Overdrive 01-06-2013 10:40 AM

He knows whether he did the drugs or not. I'm not surprised he is doing this. A trophy does not replace the moment of finishing 1st in several races. I think this is getting a tad bit out of hand, and officials in other sports should be testing more athletes instead of a random selection.

LittleTinGoddess 01-06-2013 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by El Diablo (Post 7101716)
And the point of this post is? To post a piece of news we've all already seen? To post a thread that's been discussed ad nauseum here already in the last few months? Compulsive pointless posting?

I didn't see this recent news posted anywhere on here.

gavna 01-06-2013 07:40 PM

I think it would be huge if he had the guts to admit how and what he did......he and his team (along with just about any top rider) have been able to get by the testing process -

adventure 01-06-2013 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by gavna (Post 7102578)
I think it would be huge if he had the guts to admit how and what he did......he and his team (along with just about any top rider) have been able to get by the testing process -

I doubt it's a full admission. It will probably be along the lines of Andy Pettite's "I only used it once to help me recover from injuries but not to enhance performance" or some such p.r. b.s.

The evidence is irrefutable, so he looks like a ****** whether he owns up to it or not. But he looks like a much bigger ****** if he doesn't 'fess up, even if only in a highly contrived, circumspect, and ultimately dishonest way.

NickC 01-06-2013 07:48 PM

Still doesn't take away from the fact that he beat cancer twice and was able to compete as a high level athlete for several years following multiple rounds of intense chemotherapy, and compete in (and complete) one of the most grueling feats of athleticism on the planet less than a year after beating the cancer.

I could give a damn about if he doped or not. The entire sport dopes, so why single out the one dude who won?

adventure 01-06-2013 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by NickC (Post 7102587)
Still doesn't take away from the fact that he beat cancer twice and was able to compete as a high level athlete for several years following multiple rounds of intense chemotherapy, and compete in (and complete) one of the most grueling feats of athleticism on the planet less than a year after beating the cancer.

I could give a damn about if he doped or not. The entire sport dopes, so why single out the one dude who won?

Here we go with the rationalizations: "lance is innocent because everyone else is guilty too!" Please, keep posting stupid drivel like this. :)

NickC 01-06-2013 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by adventure (Post 7102597)
Here we go with the rationalizations: "lance is innocent because everyone else is guilty too!" Please, keep posting stupid drivel like this. :)

He's not innocent. He lied and made tons of money off that lie. He deserves whatever book the courts and feds decide to throw at him. He should be fined heavily and is already shamed for life.

But you fail to see the big picture in your quest to label my post stupid. THE GUY BEAT CANCER TWICE AND COMPETED IN A BIKE RACE THATS OVER 2,000 MILES MERE MONTHS AFTER GETTING CHEMO. HE COMPLETED THE RACE. If that's not inspirational, I don't know what is.

adventure 01-06-2013 08:10 PM

The reason he got cancer was BECAUSE he was doping. It's not like he's some innocent victim here.

On top of that, as a result of losing all of that weight from chemo, he was ironically far better suited to compete in the TDF as a hill climber because he was so much lighter. Obviously, his "miraculous" recovery and large increase in VO2 max was aided and abetted by PED's as well.

I have no respect for LA whatsoever.

sureshs 01-07-2013 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by El Diablo (Post 7101716)
And the point of this post is? To post a piece of news we've all already seen? To post a thread that's been discussed ad nauseum here already in the last few months? Compulsive pointless posting?

This information has not been posted before, so I don't get what you are complaining about.

volleygirl 01-07-2013 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by NickC (Post 7102587)
Still doesn't take away from the fact that he beat cancer twice and was able to compete as a high level athlete for several years following multiple rounds of intense chemotherapy, and compete in (and complete) one of the most grueling feats of athleticism on the planet less than a year after beating the cancer.

I could give a damn about if he doped or not. The entire sport dopes, so why single out the one dude who won?


Almost the entire sport has to cheat because of guys like Armstrong who are taking the best drugs anyone can develop. The guys who dont want to cheat are forced to or just retire from the sport. Ban the *******s for life who cheat and allow those who dont want to cheat to rerpresent the sports.

Gonzalito17 01-07-2013 03:02 PM

Has it been established that LA's competition in all seven wins were 100% clean?

Aren't all the cyclists using PEDs? That's the impression I got from cycling friends who follow that sport closely.

FD3S 01-07-2013 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Gonzalito17 (Post 7104352)
Has it been established that LA's competition in all seven wins were 100% clean?

Aren't all the cyclists using PEDs? That's the impression I got from cycling friends who follow that sport closely.

Pretty much everyone was on PED's. Armstrong just made himself look like an *p*aragon of sportsmanship based on the fact he supposedly never doped. Christ, if you're going to make something as sanctimonious as that "What am I on?" commercial, you'd better be goddamn clean.

NadalAgassi 01-07-2013 09:02 PM

I can see NickC's point. Everyone knows pretty much every international caliber cyclist the last 2 decades up until "maybe" a few years ago, was doped up to the eyeballs. Thus Lance was beating the rest doing what they were all doing. What annoyed me the most about him was that before his doping allegations some Americans tried to tout him the best cyclists, which he clearly was not even had he been as clean as apple pie. So for that reason alone I am glad he was singled out for doping, as he is now viewed even by Americans as not even a top 10 cyclist all time, which IMO would be the correct rating for him all along, IMO the late 90s until the end of the Armstrong/Contador reign several years ago produced NO all time great cyclists, just alot of doping and no legendary battle hardened figures who can hold a candle to some of the past icons. Relatively speaking Lance was a one trick pony who only excelled at one event (Tour de France), and yes it is probably the biggest of all but past greats excelled and dominated year round. He also was reliant on having probably the deepest team in cycling history (full of heavy dopers of course) supporting him to all those wins. When he comes back and finds he isnt the top dog on his team, he goes into a huff as we saw, and cant cope (the year he came back and Contador dominated).

adventure 01-07-2013 09:26 PM

It's pretty obvious no one on this forum follows cycling.

Bartelby 01-07-2013 09:39 PM

There were some that were not doping and they were forced out of the sport. Added to that fact was that LA was one of the key ring leaders. Moreover, using philanthropy to whitewash one's skullduggery is appalling.

adventure 01-08-2013 01:08 AM

Sadly, the reputation of professional cycling is about at the level of women's roller derby or mud wrestling now. I'd say professional wrestling has more legitimacy at this point. Is there a bigger joke in the pro sports world?

Thanks, Lance!

Dedans Penthouse 01-08-2013 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by adventure (Post 7104978)
It's pretty obvious no one on this forum follows cycling.

I have a handlebar mustache, does that count?

adventure 01-08-2013 11:43 PM

It's so predictable. All of Lance's fanboys have all run and hid. Those idiots were trolling the lance threads for months on end, claiming it was all a conspiracy.

Now of course, NONE of them are present to stand up and say 'I was wrong.'

It's amazing what happens when delusion meets reality.


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