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Armstrong steps down as chairman
of Livestrong cancer-fighting charity

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:bldrrepub, 10/17/2012 8:37:27 AM

Austin, TX – Lance Armstrong said Wednesday he is stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity so the group can focus on its mission instead of its founder's problems. The move came a week after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report detailing allegations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams when he won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. The document's purpose was to show why USADA has banned him from cycling for life and ordered 14 years of his career results erased -- including those Tour titles.

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The next three to six months will not be good for Armstrong.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/17/2012 8:40:21 AM     (No. 8939456)

Wow. I've never liked him since he chose fame and fortune over his family (his words, not mine), but even I am a little surprised by this. If he did use the stuff, he should be gone.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: fireman28, 10/17/2012 8:57:27 AM     (No. 8939511)

Too bad.

Lance is a big inspiration to many.

As a cancer survivor, we question if any of the drug tests were valid; meaning, yes they found stuff, but was it related to cancer.

And to now claim, we are testing his blood from 20 yrs ago is bull.

To put it more into an NFL reference; lets go back and do "instant replay" on football games from 20 yrs ago and change the results.

Bogus.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 10/17/2012 8:59:36 AM     (No. 8939519)

The other shoe just dropped (sorry). Nike just fired him, too. He was making $7.5 million/year from them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: heneverlies, 10/17/2012 9:03:43 AM     (No. 8939537)

Do Nascar Crew Chiefs, Mechanics and Drivers look at their rules and see how they can design solutions that the judges may give a pass to, but later decide such solutions violated the ruling rules, wherein for the next season the Nascar Officials change the rules? Does this happen in Formula One racing also?

Cycling is also racing, with rules that change too.

Fact is, Lance never failed those tests, was never charged in all those years, but now he is evil the biggest evil cheater that ever came across the finish line as a winner!

Who are the real cheaters here?

Is this Obama-Mao's method being played out in a sport? Is this about a losing group that goes after the 1% any way it can?

Exercise, light weights, jog...then watch what one eats: This used to be the "old school" of training, right?

The "new school" of training is what? High science applied in every area of the sport.

Now, take a guy who went through a cancer...right, a cancer wherein it's game it to "kill" the patient. How do our "doctors" treat this threat? What did Lance learn about "medicine" in beating his cancer?

Get my drift?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: spit the bit, 10/17/2012 9:16:15 AM     (No. 8939577)



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 10/17/2012 9:35:15 AM     (No. 8939639)

I have no interest in the sport and only minimal interest in Armstrong. But I find it troubling that once again someone is being hounded out of his profession, and possibly into court, by "a massive report detailing allegations."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 10/17/2012 9:47:22 AM     (No. 8939666)

Armstrong had the opportunity to come clean and tell what he knew. He refused.

Armstrong had the opportunity to fight the allegations in arbitration. He would have had the evidence beforehand; he could have cross-examined witnesses. He refused.

If that arbitration hearing turned out to be, as some have called, a "kangaroo court", he could have taken it to Federal Court.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/17/2012 10:02:04 AM     (No. 8939719)

#6: bingo! Anyone who thinks this is a good thing for sports or a good thing because Armstrong's a jerk or whatever is not looking at what actually happened here. This organization has changed the parameters of it's rules and investigation procedures again and again. There was never going to be an end to it.

If he's got to lose all his wins to someone else, then I demand to know whether that someone else was clean at the time those wins took place. Get on that, USADA.

This is sick and scary.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 10/17/2012 10:33:18 AM     (No. 8939831)

WADA/USADA has not changed its parameters or rules or processes. These are the same rules that Armstrong and all other UCI and USAC riders sign on to for their yearly racing license.

The WADA/USADA rules were heard by a Federal judge. The judge ruled against Armstrong when HE tried to change the rules in his favor.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/17/2012 10:57:23 AM     (No. 8939924)

I have never given a cent to LiveStrong because I knew he was a fraud from the start. It's all about character and when he left his wife for that slut Sheryl Crow - that showed his character. Cheaters cheat.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nonsense, 10/17/2012 2:57:30 PM     (No. 8940574)

#9 the USADA did change their rules to "get" Lance Armstrong. They stretched the timeline so they would be permitted to go beyond the time allotted for investigations. Not sure how many years, but I do know that they broke their own rule on the timelines to go after Lance.

I still feel this is like Obama's history, we will not find out the true story for some time.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/17/2012 3:07:43 PM     (No. 8940603)

Armstrong has been lynched.

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