Lance Armstrong Is Cleared of Doping Charge

  1. Elite Member
    yeahright's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    6,368
    Rep Power
    10347
    Level
    52
    Lv. Percent
    98.38%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting ProPosting Authority

    Post Lance Armstrong Is Cleared of Doping Charge


    New York Times
    May 31, 2006
    Lance Armstrong Is Cleared of Doping Charge

    By SAMUEL ABT
    PARIS, May 31 — A Dutch investigator appointed by the International Cycling Union cleared Lance Armstrong today on charges of doping during the 1999 Tour de France, the first of seven he won consecutively, and criticized international anti-doping authorities.

    The investigator, Emile Vrijman, who headed the Dutch anti-doping agency for 10 years, said his report "exonerates Lance Armstrong completely" in the 1999 race. No other Tours were involved in his investigation.

    Armstrong, a 34-year-old Texan who retired from the sport last July to devote himself to the fight against cancer, has strongly denied using banned substances during the 1999 Tour or any other race.

    Vrijman was highly critical of both the World Anti-Doping Agency and the French laboratory that tested the rider's frozen urine samples and reported that they contained traces of the banned performance-enhancing drug EPO.

    His report, made public in Amsterdam, said that both the agency and the laboratory might have "behaved in ways that are completely inconsistent with the rules and regulations of international anti-doping control testing" and may also have been illegal. His specific objections were not immediately clear.

    The 132-page report recommended that a board should be formed to discuss whether the World Anti-Doping Agency had violated legal and ethical standards and to consider "appropriate sanctions to remedy the violations" if any.

    In Canada, The Associated Press reported that the agency's head, **** Pound, said that he had not received the report yet but that based on what he had read in news accounts, he was critical of Vrijman's findings.

    "It's clearly everything we feared," Pound told The A.P. from Montreal. "There was no interest in determining whether the samples Armstrong provided were positive or not. We were afraid of that from the very beginning.

    "Whether the samples were positive or not, I don't know how a Dutch lawyer with no expertise came to a conclusion that one of the leading laboratories in the world messed up on the analysis. To say Armstrong is totally exonerated seems strange," Pound said.

    The laboratory in the Paris suburb of Chatenay-Malabry has been accused of violating confidentiality regulations.

    The French daily sports newspaper L'Equipe reported in August that six of Armstrong's urine samples from 1999 came back positive for EPO when they were retested in 2004. A test to detect EPO did not come into use until 2001.

    EPO, or erythropoietin, is a synthetic hormone that increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.

    The results were made known to a reporter for L'Equipe by a medical officer of the International Cycling Union.

    From its headquarters in Switzerland, the union said that it "firmly deplores the behavior of Mr. Vrijman, who has prematurely voiced" his conclusions.

    The union added that it "underlines its deep displeasure with regards to the regrettable development of this case."

  2. Banned
    Brent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Age
    28
    Posts
    939
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    23
    Lv. Percent
    75.4%

  3. Senior Member
    rampage jackson's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  255 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,255
    Rep Power
    756
    Level
    26
    Lv. Percent
    63.22%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    So what does this really mean?
    E-Pharm Nutrition Representative
    •   
       

  4. Banned
    400runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Age
    33
    Posts
    682
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    21
    Lv. Percent
    52.8%

    he has nothing to worry about and all the haters that think lance is a cheater have nothing to hate about.
  5. Diamond Member
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,790
    Rep Power
    11682
    Level
    67
    Lv. Percent
    47.82%
    Achievements Activity AuthorityActivity ProPosting ProPosting AuthorityPosting Veteran

    Or that he was hooked up with some serious underground illegal **** they don't test for..yet. *tin foil*
  6. Banned
    400runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Age
    33
    Posts
    682
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    21
    Lv. Percent
    52.8%

    they have a few of epo type products that are still not able to show up on a test, that i know of. but when you look at that level, most everyone, if not Everyone dopes. its part of the game.
  7. Banned
    BioHazzard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    925
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    23
    Lv. Percent
    38.58%

    He was not proven to have doped. It does not mean he was proven to have NOT doped. It isn't like the test came up negative. A lawyer just concluded that the allegation against him has holes. Well, that's lawyer to you. . We simply don't know if he doped or not.

    But isn't doping the norm in that sport? May be Armstrong is indeed a true legend. Who knows?

    Neither has Barry Bond ever been proven to have doped......
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-12-2006, 07:09 AM
  2. Marion Jones cleared of doping
    By yeahright in forum News and Articles
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-09-2006, 11:19 AM
  3. Lance Armstrong To Be Stripped Of 6th Tour Crown
    By fiddler in forum General Chat
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 08-10-2004, 03:49 AM
  4. Everyone is out of Nolva!! help!!!
    By dannyboy5000 in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 06-15-2003, 01:22 PM
  5. Lawyer: It is clear ephedra killed Bechler
    By Panther06 in forum Supplements
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-28-2003, 07:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in