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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Lance Armstrong doping probe has its merits


It was only four months ago that Lance Armstrong was riding in the clear.

Two years after federal prosecutors in the United States opened an investigation into whether the seven-time Tour de France winner had engaged in an illegal doping program, the case was closed.

But, because the 40-year-old cyclist managed to avoid criminal charges, that did not guarantee those tasked with preserving the integrity of sport were just going to sit on their hands.

But the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency vowed to continue to look and the agency this week notified Armstrong that it intended to seek sanctions against him, which could result in a lifetime ban from sport, and even the retraction of his seven Tour de France titles.

Armstrong continues to maintain his innocence. His accusers continue to push. The public wonders why it still matters nearly seven years after Armstrong won his last Tour de France.


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