USADA To Ban Lance Armstrong for Life & Strip Him of His 7 Tour De France Wins | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

USADA To Ban Lance Armstrong for Life & Strip Him of His 7 Tour De France Wins

by Robert Littal | Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

I have no idea who Lance Armstrong pissed up, but they weren’t going to give up until they got him to admit he was cheating.

He still hasn’t admitted it, but by dropping his fight against the cheating accusations many will take that as a confession.

Declaring “enough is enough,” Lance Armstrong says he will not fight charges brought by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which said it will ban Armstrong from competition for life and strip him of the seven Tour de France titles that turned him into an American hero.

Armstrong said his decision did not mean he would accept USADA‘s sanctions. His lawyers threatened a lawsuit if USADA proceeded, arguing the agency must first resolve a dispute with the International Cycling Union over whether the case should be pursued.

“It is a sad day for all of us who love sport and our athletic heroes,” USADA CEO Travis Tygart said. “This is a heartbreaking example of how the win-at-all-costs culture of sport, if left unchecked, will overtake fair, safe and honest competition.”

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  1. Daniel says:

    Enough is not enough. Lance overcame cancer; in my eyes he’d only stop fighting these allegations if they were the truth.

  2. A.C says:

    There was no positive test but I’m thinking that the USADA has some type of secret dirty “specimen X” sample on him. They probably alerted him and let him end his appeal in “dignity”. I was reading through the reports and blogs and read supporting comments for Lance Armstrong.

    “He’s still an American Hero!”
    “He will always be a winner”
    “In our minds he will always be a 7 time TdF winner”

    Barry Bonds never tested positive for anything either and I bet those same people wanted Bonds to have his records and stats stripped.

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