AUSTIN Lance Armstrong´s attorney says the cyclist won´t interview under oath with a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency official who wanted Armstrong to tell them all he knows about doping. The agency has said Armstrong´s cooperation in its cleanup effort is the only path open to Armstrong if his lifetime ban from sports is to be reduced. USADA officials had said Armstrong must speak with them if he hoped to reduce his lifetime ban from sports. Wednesday was the deadline for him to agree to interview. After more than two months of negotiations with USADA,
#1: I agree. I want to see their investigation results on the other Tour de France riders. I may not approve of the way Armstrong has conducted himself with his fellow athletes, but I certainly don´t approve of the way this agency has conducted itself, either.
It will be interesting to see if the TdF gets any kind of scrutiny at all this year now that they´ve gotten the fish they were after all along.
This is a quasi goobernment agency. The first rule when dealing with anything involving our goobernment is to stand on the 5th to ALL questions asked. Since Lance has nothing to gain from this and plenty more to lose (is his testimony immune from discovery?), then he has no reason whatsoever to cooperate.
By competing in the Tour, he agreed to abide by their rules. If he wished to use drugs he could have/should have formed a new event or series of events where drug use was legal. To use the reputation, organization, promotional apparatus and fan base of the Tour de France for his own monetary gain was fraudulent, unethical and immoral.
Armstrong should be held accountable for his own actions.
To those who attempt to fault the USADA, I recommend you read their report and cite what parts of it with which you take exception. You also must cite credible evidence to support your argument. So far, I have seen none from USADA critics.
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