What positives did Lance Armstrong bring to cycling and life?
Yes he was a doper and it's wrong. But what positives do you see that Armstrong bought to the sport of cycling and society in general? Or do you struggle to see past the media brandishing a cheat?
Armstrong heightened America's awareness of cycling and testicular cancer. Americans became more interested in a sport considered more European or "foreign" than American. The money he raised for cancer reseach is certainaly commendable. However, what I consider his positive contribution is that he is just another imperfect human, like the rest of us, that reached a point in his quest to be the best cyclist where he did whatever it took to become the best in his sport. What Armstrong did is not unique to him as an individual or to cycling, just look at what has happened in other sports in America like baseball and football. In American culture, the value of being a "winner" ranks higher the being a person of "integrity." Just look at business practices as well as sports. Integrity should be a higher value but in realtiy it is not. So Armstrong's positive contribution may well be getting people to rethink our values and truly practice them.
by Monique5 years ago
In my opinion- I believe- Antonio Nogueira, Drew Brees and Paul Pierce.What are your suggestions?
by Deborah5 years ago
Is Lance Armstrong sorry for doping, or is he just a Cycle-Path (psychopath) and pathological liar?Armstrong ruined many lives and attacked many people for accusations of blood doping and performance enhancement drugs....
by Denise Handlon5 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...
by Steven Escareno2 years ago
Recently several of Lance Armstrong's teammates have come out and admitted that they not only took performance enhancing drugs..but they saw and KNOW that Lance took them as well. Although there's no positive...
by alexandriaruthk5 years ago
What can you say about Lance Armstrong legacy as a cyclist?The US Anti Doping Agency banned Lance Armstrong after he said he wont fight use of prohibited drugs charges. He will also be strip of his titles like the 7...
by gorilla245 years ago
What is everyone's take on Lance Armstrong now that he has confessed to using PEDS?
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