Found August 28, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
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The news that the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles left me feeling as if I needed a shower. Something about the whole sorry saga seems dirty, as if deals and agreements were secretly brokered behind closed doors in smoke-filled rooms. Or as if the unexplained vendetta of a few zealots had finally won the day. Armstrong's story, one of courage, cancer, victory, and commitment, is one for the ages; over the years he's been an inspiration to millions. A cancer survivor, Armstrong won the Tour de France, cycling’s biggest prize, seven consecutive times. Yet even with all that success, there were those absolutely convinced that Armstrong cheated his way to the maillot jaune. It’s not exactly breaking news that professional cycling has been heavily populated with cheaters. American Floyd Landis was stripped of his title after failing a drug test. The list of those caught cheating is far too long to detail here, but the spor...
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