Found April 04, 2013 on No Guts, No Glory:
PLAYERS: Lance Armstrong
If you ever needed a story that represents the new reality for Lance Armstrong, this is that story.In an attempt to scratch his competitive itch, Armstrong decided that he would attempt to compete in a local swim meet in Austin. But unfortunately for Armstrong, Switzerland-based International Swimming Federation, known as FINA sent a letter objecting that Armstrong could compete in the meet because of his lifetime ban from international competition.The move caused Armstrong to decide to withdraw from the meet.“FINA wrote a letter to the US Masters Swimming (with copy to US Aquatic Sports and USA Swimming) requesting not to accept the entry of Mr. Lance Armstrong in the above mentioned competition,” FINA announced in a statement Sunday.Rob Butcher, executive director of US Masters Swimming, told the Associated Press that on Thursday morning Armstrong pulled out of the weekend event.If you’re keeping count at home, Armstrong has now been turned away from triathlons, marathons, and now...

Lance to compete in swimming event

Lance Armstrong is looking to make a splash with a return to competition. The disgraced cyclist is signed up to swim three events this weekend at the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas. Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins said Wednesday that Armstrong, 41, will compete in the 40-44 age group in the 500-, 1,000- and the 1,650-yard freestyle...

Lance Armstrong Barred From Swimming Competition After Hoping to Return to Competitive Sports

Lance Armstrong, who is serving a lifetime ban from Olympic sports, was hoping to return to athletic competition by participating in a swimming event, but swimming’s international federation put a stop to his comeback to sports. Banned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for his use of performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career, Armstrong planned to compete in three events...

Lance Armstrong To Make His Competitive Swimming Debut

  For the first time since his very public fall from grace Lance Armstrong is making his return to the world of competitive sports by competing in the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas. USA Today reports that Armstrong will compete in 3 events under the 40-44 age group in the 500, 1000, and 1,650 yards, as per Armstrong’s spokesman Mark...

Lance drops out of swimming event

Lance Armstrong is pulling out of the pool. U.S. Masters Swimming Executive Director Rob Butcher said Thursday that Armstrong will not swim three distance events in the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas this weekend after swimming's international federation body raised objections. ''He doesn't want to cause any more harm...
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