Lance Armstrong Strong-Arming Congress?

According to both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, Lance Armstrong’s charitable foundation sent lobbyists to Congress to discuss USADA’s government funding.  Two-thirds of USADA’s annual budget is funded by the U.S. government.  The Post article describes a discussion mainly about raising cancer awareness, with Armstrong’s USADA charges […]

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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Hands Down Lifetime Bans

In a press release yesterday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) gave lifetime bands to three of the conspirators named with in the former U.S. Postal Service doping conspiracy last  month.  Dr. Michele Ferrari, Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral and Jose “Pepe” Martí all received lifetime bans.  Based 0n the timeline in […]

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Doping in Sport is Wrong on More than One Count

There were hints of this in other news outlets today, and the internet was rife with denials and “no comments.”  It’s reported that George Hincapie, Lance Armstrong’s right-hand man through all of his Tour de France triumphs, will testify against his former team leader the the U.S. Anti-Doping Association’s case […]

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Lance Armstrong Charged with Doping

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) formally charged Lance Armstrong yesterday with doping in an ongoing program running over several years.  A letter sent by  USADA to Armstrong and several others was described in an article published by the Washington Post.  If the charges are upheld, Armstrong might be stripped of […]

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Lallukka B Sample Tests Positive for HGH

Juha Lallukka’s B sample has tested positive for human growth hormone (HGH).  Hannu Kalkas, Lallukka’s lawyer, told Finnish media that the completed test on the B sample showed presence of HGH.  Lallukka has denied ever using HGH, saying the positive must be for another reason. He’s also asked the Finnish […]

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