Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Lance Armstrong, Cleared of Doping Charges

Finally! Lance Armstrong has been clear of doping in the 1999 Tour de France. A Dutch lawyer hired by the International Cycling Union issued a report that said drug tests conducted on urine samples from the 1999 Tour de France were mishandled so that the test results could not be linked with Armstrong or any other athlete.

I have always admired Lance, even more so since my own diagnosis of cancer. He has been very inspirational about getting on and not letting cancer get in the way of living. I do hope that the recommendation to convene a tribunal to discuss possible legal and ethical violations by the World Anti-Doping Agency happens. It would be a shame to allow WADA's attempts to get Lance on trumped up drug allegations go unpunished.

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