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More punishments handed out in
Lance Armstrong doping case

Washington Post, by Fred Barbash

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Posted By:Drive, 4/23/2014 8:08:16 AM

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced stiff sanctions today against the team doctor, the team coach and the team trainer for cyclist Lance Armstrong, saying that they were all involved in a “conspiracy to commit widespread doping” over many years and with many riders. The decision was rendered by a three-member, independent panel of the American Arbitration Association North American Court of Arbitration for Sport. The full announcement is here. It imposed a 10-year ban on Johan Bruyneel, the team director, and eight-year bans for the doctor, Pedro Celaya, and the trainer, Jose “Pepe” Martí, as the result of their roles in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rustycfc, 4/23/2014 8:23:46 AM     (No. 9821343)

how about the rest of them? Barry Bonds comes to mind.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lancer12, 4/23/2014 8:34:56 AM     (No. 9821363)

basic skills, endurance, practice-produce these athletic results. If the drug were that significant couch-potatoes could take small doses to move around more.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: F16 guy, 4/23/2014 9:06:09 AM     (No. 9821414)


All the top elite bicyclists used drugs, and most still do.

Professional sports would not exist without performance enhancing drugs of all sorts.

It´s time to lift the veil of secrecy and admit its widespread use.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 4/23/2014 10:47:22 AM     (No. 9821573)

No, not everyone doped; and no, using PEDs does not create a "level playing field". More emphatically, most do not still dope. Sports covered under WADA/USADA are getting cleaner - much cleaner.

The complicit authorities within cycling´s governing body have been turned out and the bribes and payouts have stopped.

On to Armstrong: he has one last major hurdle; the Federal Qui Tam or "Whistleblower" case. If the case does not go his way, his penalty could be as much as $90 Million.







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Reply 5 - Posted by: killerbee, 4/23/2014 11:07:11 AM     (No. 9821594)

I´m wondering when they´ll get around to testing the ones who came in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th behind Armstrong. No doubt I´ll be waiting forever. And punishing doctors around the globe for doping ... I´ll be waiting to see that forever too.

In only Lance Armstrong hadn´t been a jerk he´d have gotten away with it. I´m sure all the others were perfect peaches.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 4/23/2014 11:20:04 AM     (No. 9821618)

#5 - They have. It is one of the reasons why there are no winners listed from 1999 to 2005.

As it is in life, the coverup is usually worse than the crime.

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