Do you agree with the USADA's decision with Armstrong's titles?

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  1. Denise Handlon profile image90
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Is Lance Armstrong guilty or innocent of doping?  Do you think that he should have all titles and possibly his Olympic medal removed?  How about that fact that he has 'given up the fight' because he feels it is a witch hunt he will continue to lose, yet he insists on his innocence and consistently points out that there was evidence of 'clean' drug tests?   What are your thoughts on this, or is this even a matter of interest to you?

    1. profile image0
      mts1098posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I thought it was strange that Lance dropped his pursuit of innocence. If it were me and I was not guilty, as Lance declared, I would follow through to ensure justice.

      1. Denise Handlon profile image90
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        My thoughts exactly...

    2. Drew Breezzy profile image69
      Drew Breezzyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Considering he never tested positive in competition regardless if he cheated or not he should be allowed to keep his titles. LIVESTRONG!

      1. tussin profile image56
        tussinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        His doping methods were more advanced than the current testing methods at the time he was doping.  Stay one step ahead of the medical officials (or bribe them) and you too can test "clean" every time.

        Lance should at least be given credit for driving new innovations in doping.

  2. Green Bard profile image86
    Green Bardposted 6 years ago

    I'm not a follower of sport but I know about Lance Armstrong because I used to write sports news stories for a website. I think it is a great shame this has happened after he achieved so much. It is also very sad that sport has become like this that athletes are being monitored and policed for drugs - a sign of the times!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image90
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree...it is a shame that this is now a standard practice.

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image87
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I don't know if he is guilty or not.  I do know that the Tour de France is  incredibly demanding, and has a history of cheating for many years.  It's almost not cheating - because how else could even these fit men complete such a gruelling race?

    Lance Armstrong won this impossible race - SEVEN times.

    I'm sorry to say, but almost every achievement in sport is tainted by drugs and drug confusion.  I cannot believe he achieved those results without a little help.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image90
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It seems questionable, doesn't it.

  4. Anti-Valentine profile image93
    Anti-Valentineposted 6 years ago

    I think it's wrong that he be stripped of his titles and banned from competitive cycling. Because no evidence has been put forward to prove that he's guilty. He hasn't ever failed a drug test -- but there are ways around that. There's just rumours and speculation which isn't enough to "convict".

    I find it perplexing that just because he's giving up the fight, USADA thinks they can go on and just strip him of the titles. And I also think it's incredibly defeatist of Lance to go out like this. Come on, what happened to your balls, man (no pun intended)? His dropping out of the fight almost makes one think he must be guilty then.

    Are criminal cases dropped in a court of law just because the accused no longer wishes to continue and wants to go home? No, they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law until the matter is settled and found either guilty or not guilty -- or at least they should be.

    Lance hasn't admitted guilt, and maintains innocence. There's no proof to say otherwise. I just think it's all a bit wrong, personally.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image90
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It does seem to be a real shame to have to lose all of the awards and recognition.

  5. Denise Handlon profile image90
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for your feedback...it already seems to be such 'passé' news.  Yet, this is something that has far ranging effects on him, his followers, his team, his family and his organization.

  6. CyclingFitness profile image92
    CyclingFitnessposted 6 years ago

    It's weird how in cycling circles this news and information has pretty much vanished and calmed down. The fact remains that he is still credited by the sports governing body as having won 7 tittles and they have requested USADA provide the full information to them

    Yet over a week after the story there still has been NO statement by the UCI

    I believe that Armstrong will fight any charges by the UCI or CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport)

    The fact also remains that it's been quoted that the USADA were alledgedly offering bribes for testimony and broke their own code of conduct in bringing charges which a high court judge had previously advised had no real strength from a legal standpoint.

  7. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 6 years ago

    Lance Armstrong is a serial cheat, liar and hypocrit. All of his teammates have admitted to doping - and so have the team doctors (they were caught carrying bags full of drugs on the way to delivering them to the team). One of Lance's former team mates, Scott Mercier had to leave the sport because he would not comply with the programmed doping schedule put before him by the Lance Armstrongs' team doctor! 
    And all this time, honest Lance has never taken drugs? Really?   

    At least now he should be man enough to stand up and admit it. He is an insult to the sport. Not only should he be stripped of his titles, he should also be made to pay back his tour winnings, which amounts to many millions of dollars.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/19930514

    "The most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme the sport has ever seen".
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/19903814

  8. angel4967 profile image61
    angel4967posted 6 years ago

    It is interesting to me how each sport handles a scandal.  Armstrong loses his titles, Pete Rose banned for life, The New England Patriots fined for cheating (which amounted to a slap on the wrist).  How do the youngsters of today that are idolizing these sports figures separate the real from the cheats?  I couldn't understand why Armstrong gave up the fight if he was innocent.  If my name, titles and reputation were on the line and I did not do what they said I did I would fight with my last penny and dying breath to vindicate myself.

    Although, 7 titles?  How many did he think he'd get away with if he really was doping?  Like all the rest who have been caught, they lied through their teeth in the beginning.  I'll be curious to see if he changes his tune somewhere down the line.

  9. Repairguy47 profile image58
    Repairguy47posted 5 years ago

    He was the best doped up cyclist in a sport where everyone is doping, still don't see the problem.

 
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