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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:52 PM

Armstrong Admits Doping, and Says He Will Testify

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Source: New York Times

Armstrong, 41, is planning to testify against officials from the International Cycling Union, the worldwide governing body of cycling, regarding their involvement with doping in cycling, but he will not testify against other riders, according to those people familiar with his plans.

He is also in discussions with the United States Department of Justice to possibly testify in a federal whistleblower case against several team owners, including the investment banker Thom Weisel, and other team officials of the cycling squad that was sponsored by the United States Postal Service team in the mid-to-late 1990s and early 2000s, one person close to the situation said. That person did not want his name published because the case is still open.

Floyd Landis, one of Armstrong’s former teammates, filed the whistleblower case in 2010 against Armstrong and other principals of the Postal Service team on which he and Armstrong competed together for several years. Landis claimed that team defrauded the government because its riders used performance-enhancing drugs that were forbidden in its main sponsorship contract.

Now Armstrong and possibly his longtime agent, Bill Stapleton, are seeking to repay several millions of dollars of the more than $30 million the Postal Service spent on sponsoring the team, as part of their cooperation as witnesses in the case, said the person with knowledge of the matter. The Department of Justice is considering whether to join the case as a plaintiff and is close to making that decision, the person said.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/sports/cycling/lance-armstrong-admits-doping-and-says-he-will-testify-against-cycling-officials.html?hp



It was known that he admitted it to Oprah (yawn), but now we know he will be testifying.

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onehandle Jan 2013 OP
Orrex Jan 2013 #1
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #2
Orrex Jan 2013 #4
Schema Thing Jan 2013 #5
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840high Jan 2013 #3
AndyTiedye Jan 2013 #7
Orrex Jan 2013 #8
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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:08 PM

1. Inspiring proof that anyone with an army of enablers can cheat and become a champion

Fuck him.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:25 PM

2. too many

closed minded people here. wow. did I accidentally walk into free republic? sheesh. get a grip. the officials can get fucked. they are the guilty ones. when everyones doing it nobody is a cheater.

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:38 PM

4. You're 100% wrong. If everyone's doing it, then everyone's a cheater.

Anyway, everyone's not Lance Armstrong, the self-styled paragon of strength and determination and a stalwart foe of those evil doping cyclists for more than a decade.

Now all of a sudden he admits to being a hypocrite, and you blame the officials?


And did you seriously ask if you walked into free republic? Based on my post? Go freep yourself.


And while we're at it, fuck Lance Armstrong.

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:38 PM

5. I think you accidentally walked into a door.



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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:17 AM

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Response to Orrex (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:37 PM

3. Ditto.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:26 AM

7. They Couldn't Find any Non-Cheaters to Give His Trophies To

It seems everyone else was doing it too.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:31 AM

8. Again, though, Lance Armstrong isn't "everyone else"

He's Lance Armstrong, noble exemplar of pure victory and indomitable will! The man who doesn't need doping to win! The man who proves that you can be a lying piece of shit and still win the adoration of millions.

If everyone else was doing it too, then everyone else should likewise be permanently banned. Seems like a no-brainer.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:17 AM

6. So will his former biking buddy GW Bush confess to war crimes?



(ETA) Oh, American Prospect calls Lance "the George W. Bush of Sports"!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:02 AM

10. duplicate topic

please post in the older thread in LBN here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014368454

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