Lance Armstrong steps down as chairman of cancer charity, dumped by Nike

  • metta

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    Oct 17, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
    Lance Armstrong steps down as chairman of cancer charity, dumped by Nike


    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/lance-armstrong-steps-down-as-chairman-of-cancer-charity-dumped-by-nike/article4617631/
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    Oct 17, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    Hardly surprising. While I admire him for overcoming cancer like he did, he will always be remembered for sports doping on an almost industrial scale.
  • metta

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    Oct 17, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    Is it wrong to wonder if all that doping may have contributed to getting cancer?
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 17, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    metta8 saidIs it wrong to wonder if all that doping may have contributed to getting cancer?


    Only if you're trying to say that there are "legit cases of cancer."
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    Oct 17, 2012 6:24 PM GMT
    Time to strut down the hall of shame you slimy duplicitous excuse for a human being!
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    Oct 17, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    Didn't he submit to hundreds of random drug tests, and passed every one? I hate to see someone tried and convicted in the unreliable news media.
  • tazzari

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    Oct 17, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidDidn't he submit to hundreds of random drug tests, and passed every one? I hate to see someone tried and convicted in the unreliable news media.


    You can't be caught if there's no test for whatever you're using. Johann Muhlegg got away with murder at Salt Lake city because there was no test for the drugs he was using - until the last race, when the test finally came out. At that point the head of the International Ski Association stopped the test and said there was "no time." Muhlegg was stupid enough to win, and that mandated testing, and wham!

    But Armstrong has not been convicted by the press. He's been accused by 30-some witnesses. Moreover, at the time, many of us in the sports world knew he was doping: a) the things you heard, and b) (like Muhlegg) you just can't do all that.
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    Oct 17, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    Meh, he's hot. I'd still do him.
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    Oct 18, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    tazzari said
    Blakes7 saidDidn't he submit to hundreds of random drug tests, and passed every one? I hate to see someone tried and convicted in the unreliable news media.


    You can't be caught if there's no test for whatever you're using. Johann Muhlegg got away with murder at Salt Lake city because there was no test for the drugs he was using - until the last race, when the test finally came out. At that point the head of the International Ski Association stopped the test and said there was "no time." Muhlegg was stupid enough to win, and that mandated testing, and wham!

    But Armstrong has not been convicted by the press. He's been accused by 30-some witnesses. Moreover, at the time, many of us in the sports world knew he was doping: a) the things you heard, and b) (like Muhlegg) you just can't do all that.


    It must be my mistrust of most news media that gives me doubts, something is just fishy about everyone just believing it, based on rumors and innuendo. And busloads of envious people will say anything. So, it's hard to know what to believe.
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    Oct 18, 2012 2:09 AM GMT


    It must be my mistrust of most news media that gives me doubts, something is just fishy about everyone just believing it, based on rumors and innuendo. And busloads of envious people will say anything. So, it's hard to know what to believe. [/quote]

    Wise words. But there were 30 + witnesses, under danger of perjury... That's not innuendo.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 18, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    fall from grace-never do roids ..EVER!!!
  • Medjai

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    Oct 20, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    They still have no proof he himself used performance enhancing drugs. So he did win legitimately.

    However, if he was as involved as suggested, then his behavior was unsportsmanlike. If the ICU sees that as sufficient reason to strip titles, so be it. But not under the guise of illegal drug use, which he never used.