Is nobody talking about Lance Armstrong?

peds and stuff

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Cheerful Dave    pirate
17/01/2013 at 10:30

True, and I'm not suggesting Chambers is an angel: it's been said that he still gets benefits from his drug taking in terms of his improved physique.  Similar arguments could be made about any doper though: they all deprive other athletes of winnings, sponsorship etc.  What their bans should be and whether they should be allowed back to the Olympics is a whole different debate and we'd probably be in agreement, but Chambers was caught and banned - Armstrong managed to evade all that through lies, intimidation and bribes - a lifetime ban now is meaningless.

17/01/2013 at 11:11

Chambers shouldn't have been allowed to represent Britain, and nor should Christina Ohuruogu.  She didn't actually get caught doping - she avoided that by missing three tests.

Unfortunatetly, the desire for medals outweighs the desire for clean sport among the selecters.

17/01/2013 at 14:00
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

That was Tuesday, By yesterday the IOC had already dismissed the idea

thanks for the clarification, 

17/01/2013 at 17:27

Lance Armstrong Bingo

(If any of you get Discovery and can be arsed getting up at 2am)

17/01/2013 at 17:40

sky+, im gonna watch it tomorrow morning whilst im on the turbo trainer

18/01/2013 at 04:01

definitely a psychopath

18/01/2013 at 04:45

Nah!

Hitchcock made a feature film about a psychopath.

Can't see anyone doing one about an arsehole.

18/01/2013 at 08:13

his answers sounded scripted and censored, i dont think he came over very well at all.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
18/01/2013 at 09:07

Lance is a sociopath not a psychopath.

If he was looking for sympathy he miscalculated badly. Quite obviously LA isn't remorseful about what he did, he regards it as levelling the playing field! A cheat and a bully, what a sorry excuse for a human being.

GTC
18/01/2013 at 09:11
We should be grateful he is not a politician!
GTC
18/01/2013 at 10:01
GTC wrote (see)
We should be grateful he is not a politician!

...yet...

Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/01/2013 at 12:33

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/497331/gallery/oprah-lance.jpg?width=350

 

19/01/2013 at 13:49

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GNNFGTVbMnM#t=125s

(useless poxy runners world website wont accept the youtube player grrrrr!)

 

 

Edited: 19/01/2013 at 13:53
20/01/2013 at 10:44

LouiseG wrote (see)
GTC wrote (see)
We should be grateful he is not a politician!

...yet...


If, as some have predicted, his Mea Culpa propels him to Governer of Texas then he'll join other respected holders of that office such as ...errrrmm... George W. Bush 

Edited: 20/01/2013 at 10:52
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
20/01/2013 at 20:56

No no no, this is all a calculated attempt to get back into being allowed to race again. I seriously hope he doesn't succeed. Obviously he or more likely his clever lawyers have discovered the clause that says if a drug cheat actively participates in providing assistance to the USADA any sentence that was previously pronounced may be reduced or rescinded. That's what he's trying to do. Don't let him back! Worse still from my point of view - don't allow him into triathlon at any price!

21/01/2013 at 09:19

I've watched the interviews through twice... interesting. What strikes me is the lack of remorse. It looks liek he justifies himself by the ' just fighting back' answers, but it was a missed opportunity to come clean. If anything his attempts to skip around the big issues damns him further.

 

Good point about Vinokourov in the olympic roadrace tho'..

21/01/2013 at 09:25

Still lying about 2009 / 10 though.  Claims not to have cheated then, but his biological passport says differently.

21/01/2013 at 09:28

I dislike Lance and what he has done but surely any penalty he receeves must be consistent with other drugs cheats.

21/01/2013 at 09:42

Agreed, LouiseG, I simply don't believe him.

21/01/2013 at 09:45
Maxpower North West wrote (see)

I dislike Lance and what he has done but surely any penalty he receeves must be consistent with other drugs cheats.

Other drug cheats didnt bully, or have other riders thrown off the team, or try and pay off the UCI, or sue people who were telling the truth

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