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Is Lance Armstrong Innocent?

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Cycling legend and seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has long denied charges of using performance-enhancing drugs, specifically blood doping. Even with a number of his old teammates failing drug tests and claiming otherwise to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Armstrong has still denied. Unfortunately for the cancer survivor and inspirational leader of the 'Livestrong' movement, perception is reality and either this is a witch hunt -- or enough smoke to explore the fire.

"I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one,” Armstrong said via a statement on his official website. “That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than it does about my guilt or innocence.”

Armstrong is charged with taking testosterone and participating in blood doping, but he can stand trial and defend himself against those allegations. Yet if he loses, he will be stripped of all seven of his Tour de Frances titles and could even be subject to a government investigation, much like baseball legend Roger Clemens is. Not to mention the fact that if found guilty, it would break the hearts of hundreds of thousands of fans who supported him. This is only just the beginning though, so stay tuned. Do you think Lance Armstrong is innocent?

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  • TruBluTopaz 2012/06/16 03:29:49
    No
    TruBluTopaz
    +1
    But the drugs he used weren't performance enhancing.....BTW, my son, who works in a high end bike store overheard this from a customer "Trekker is the best brand of bike because Neil Armstrong rides it.".....You can't make this stuff up.
  • Matt Fo... TruBluT... 2012/06/16 11:50:05
    Matt Forrester
    That is GOLDEN!!! Yeah, Barry Hinault, Leroy Fignon, Gary Lemond & Mark Indurain were pretty good riders too, weren't they?!!!
  • TruBluT... Matt Fo... 2012/06/16 13:27:19
    TruBluTopaz
    But Neil Armstrong was an astronaut......
  • Parah S... TruBluT... 2012/06/17 03:12:17
    Parah Sailin
    +1
    Psst..you're talking to a blonde...
  • Matt Fo... Parah S... 2012/06/17 06:24:10
    Matt Forrester
    +1
    Psst...rather than repeating myself, just read the explanatory response that I just provided to the OP... PS. I can change my hair colour anytime but it'd be much more difficult - & costly - for you to alter your face!!
  • Matt Fo... TruBluT... 2012/06/17 06:22:14
    Matt Forrester
    I'm well aware of that!! And I thought you also followed cycling, in which case I listed four other great TDF cyclists, all with intentionally incorrect Christian names...should have been BERNARD Hinault, LAURENT Fignon, GREG Lemond & MIGUEL Indurain, rather than what I wrote as a JOKE that I thought you would get!!
  • taitaFa... Matt Fo... 2012/06/17 01:25:39
    taitaFalcon23
    Eddie 'the cannibal' Mercyx (Belgium) won the Tour De France 5 times before bikes had index shifting and Miquel Indurain (Spain) won the Tour 5 times before there were carbon framed bikes
  • Matt Fo... taitaFa... 2012/06/17 06:33:34
    Matt Forrester
    Well aware of both of those points...re: Merckx (you spelt his name incorrectly), I decided to only go as far back as the 80s, rather than the 70s...& I have NO IDEA what your point is re: Indurain!! The point of my post was to follow on from the "Neil" Armstrong error that Tru BluTopaz mentioned in his/her funny story, by naming the other four cyclists with equally incorrect Christian names...& BTW, Bernard is the ONLY cyclist in history to win all three Grand Tours more than once, so IMO he's the greatest before Lance...but I know plenty about Eddie "the Cannibal" too...in fact, he was the first guy to tell Armstrong (pre-cancer) that he was too heavily built to ever succeed in the mountain stages & needed to drop some bulk, which is what the cancer helped to do...cheers...
  • taitaFa... Matt Fo... 2012/06/17 21:39:50
    taitaFalcon23
    thanks for the correct on merckx. I mention Indurain to show it is possible for a single champion to dominate the sport for a number of years. 'The Train' Indurain was considered a 'big/ guy and in fact did not dominate in the mountain stages but made his bones everywhere else in the races. The notion by some that Armstrong could have not dominated is incorrect. It is improbable maybe, but not incorrect. Lance is just the most famous name right now associated with the sport that goes back almost 100 yrs
  • Matt Fo... TruBluT... 2012/06/17 06:53:00
    Matt Forrester
    Ps. And the bikes are named Trek, not "Trekker"...
  • Steven Carr 2012/06/16 02:42:21
    Yes
    Steven Carr
    +3
    leave the guy alone
  • S and S 2012/06/16 02:27:56
  • taitaFa... S and S 2012/06/17 01:29:23
    taitaFalcon23
    +2
    Armstrong is one of the strongest voices in cancer research and donates gobs of money for the ill, youth groups and training organizations thru Livestrong.com. There are many who are alive because of him and his organization and give a good godd*amn what happens to him.
  • S and S taitaFa... 2012/06/17 01:32:00
  • taitaFa... S and S 2012/06/17 01:36:30
    taitaFalcon23
    because there is more than 1 news story and living in fear lets the terrorists win - foreign and homegrown.
  • S and S taitaFa... 2012/06/17 01:41:24
  • taitaFa... S and S 2012/06/17 04:42:49
    taitaFalcon23
    repeat, there is more than 1 story unless you're ADDHD
  • Matt Fo... S and S 2012/06/17 06:56:32
    Matt Forrester
    Quick off-topic question for you...why do Americans always say "could care less", when the expression is COULDN'T CARE LESS, as in I couldn't possibly be less interested, whereas what "you guys" say means that you COULD be less interested than you are...just doesn't make any sense, that's all...
  • Cornball Matt Fo... 2012/06/17 14:57:40
    Cornball
    Because expressions can change over time. It doesn't have to make since, most people know what you mean.
  • Matt Fo... taitaFa... 2012/06/17 07:02:15
    Matt Forrester
    Absolutely correct & superbly put...Long Live Lance the Legend!!!
  • Parah S... S and S 2012/06/17 03:14:15
    Parah Sailin
    +2
    What does he do to improve this country? Maybe he inspires America's fat-ass little rat bastard kids to get off their chubby bee-hinds and EXERCISE! We cannot allow their fitness regimen to depend ENTIRELY on running away from scout leaders and priests...
  • Ashley 2012/06/16 02:06:08
    Yes
    Ashley
    Until evidence says otherwise
  • charles nelson 2012/06/16 01:41:22
    No
    charles nelson
    Common sense may apply here ..... Legalize doping, or thats the other question.
  • El Prez 2012/06/16 01:08:20
    Yes
    El Prez
    I don't really know but I hope so.
  • Duane Freemantle 2012/06/16 00:23:01 (edited)
    Yes
    Duane Freemantle
    Guilt can only be proven though the courts. However, there will be no surprise if he is found guilty.
  • dragonfliez 2012/06/16 00:14:28
    Yes
    dragonfliez
    I picked Yes because It Doesn't Matter. Drugs should not be illegal. If it's a matter of unfair advantage in competition, then they should simply test all participants. One and done, shut up. So sick of all this everybody too up in everybody's else's business and trying to cause the producers of the world trouble...while they produce nothing...so nothing good gets done and we all sit here in squalor and spew on the internets because that's all that's left to do and the wifi is free. !!!
  • BB 2012/06/16 00:06:18
    Yes
    BB
    In this country you are innocent until proven guilty...
  • Magicman 2012/06/15 23:50:14
    Yes
    Magicman
    He was one step ahead of drug-testing technology year after year. Athletes who get "busted" do so because they go off their program and use at the wrong time resulting in a positive test. To go back now and test old samples is a waste of time and resources.
  • Hockey 40 2012/06/15 23:42:19 (edited)
    Yes
    Hockey 40
    +2
    Yes, but people are very jellious of Lance Armstrong. Tour De France  2011
  • klausd11 2012/06/15 23:00:58
    Yes
    klausd11
    He is innocent, until proven guilty.
  • M. Aronson 2012/06/15 22:57:09
    No
    M. Aronson
    I hate that I had to vote YES or NO on this one. I heard, years ago, that his lungs and heart operate at almost a superhuman level, way more efficient than those of "mere mortals" like us. On the other hand, I heard yesterday that he's not going to continue fighting these charges, which sends a very bad message if he is truly innocent...
  • BB M. Aronson 2012/06/16 00:12:59
    BB
    +3
    Michael Phelps is double jointed in his hips, knees, sholder, and elbows, his resting heart rate is 22 and his lungs are almost twice the sixe of the average person. My point is that some athleats are just built for there sport. He is also not going to continue fighting these charges because he has been fighting them for over 25 years and there is still no proof! Only pissed off Frenchmen because an American has the audacity to beat them in there event.
  • bill BB 2012/06/16 18:00:18
    bill
    +2
    7 times
  • taitaFa... BB 2012/06/17 01:31:00
    taitaFalcon23
    +1
    hear, hear!
  • bill M. Aronson 2012/06/16 17:59:34
    bill
    +1
    Make the USADA prove that hes guilty, if they can't prove it they need to take a hike and find someone else to screw over. I beleive he is innocent.
  • James H... bill 2012/06/16 23:17:30
    James Hogue
    SO DO I BILL, F' THEM USADA!
  • mike 2012/06/15 22:51:34
    No
    mike
    But only because nobody is.
  • bill mike 2012/06/16 18:00:54
    bill
    +1
    What a lame responce ; REALLY
  • mike bill 2012/06/17 13:30:21
    mike
    too bad
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/06/15 22:20:37
    Yes
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    He has passed almost 400 hundred test.

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