Posted January 16, 2013 on
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An independent panel preparing to investigate the International Cycling Union's links to Lance Armstrong is fighting back against the governing body's resistance to offer amnesty to potential witnesses.
The three-member panel says it will soon hold a public hearing in London to examine if ''truth and reconciliation'' should be offered to riders and officials who testify in April.
The panel believes amnesties are ''desirable'' and ''in the interests ... of professional cycling.''
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency submitted a truth and reconciliation proposal after the release of its report last October into doping by Armstrong and his teams.
However, the UCI described USADA's proposal as ''unacceptable'' to the commission.
USADA and the World Anti-Doping Agency have withdrawn from the process until the panel's terms of reference are widened.
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Lance Armstrong is prepared to admit (we think) that he took performance enhancing drugs during his days of dominating the Tour de France. Then today Canada’s CBC News reported the following bombshell which changes everything. Armstrong used… rugs? We know it is just the latest on tv typo but still it is funny to imagine Armstrong going to the local hardware store to pick up...
Like any true sportsman (nod Lance Armstrong) you're out there trying to get an edge on your competition. First it was training with those Vibram five-fingered toe shoes but as comfortable and useful as they are it is impossible to walk around in them and not look a bit odd.
Thankfully, Vibram's former CEO has come up with a solution for us: Camel-toe shoes.
Lance Armstrong, former winner of seven Tour de France titles as well as the former owner of an Olympic bronze medal, finally admitted to using performance enhancing drugs in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night.
When asked if he doped he said, quite simply:
“I am sitting here today to acknowledge that and to to say I’m sorry for that.”
Enough is enough. Why do people still give Lance Armstrong the time of day? Never has an athlete from a sport so irrelevant as cycling garnered so much attention and frankly, we’re sick of it.
So is @DrMcGillyCuddy: can’t f*ck with lance armstrong, if you gotta use steroids to ride a bike you’re a ***** *****.
What we saw today was totally different than what we saw back...
Before his abrupt U-turn in an interview this week with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong had, many times and in many forums, consistently denied that he used performance-enhancing drugs. Here is a sample of some of the cyclist's choicest comments on the subject before he finally admitted to doping:
''Luke's name is Armstrong and people know that name, and when...
After years of speculation and rumors, and almost a week after news broke that Lance Armstrong was finally he going to confess to doping, he did so in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, admitted that he had cheated for years and fooled so many he had inspired. Part 1 of the two-day interview took place Thursday night...
Time was better spent eating a homemade dinner* and watching the season premiere of Archer and college basketball than watching Lance Armstrong pathologically mouth the right words but show no remorse and engage in an absurd attempt at a semantics lesson. Apparently this interview needed a level-headed lawyer type like Nancy Grace.
It looks like we’re not going to hear from Manti...
He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.
He was light on the details and didn't name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. And he was certain his ''fate was sealed'' when longtime friend, training partner and trusted lieutenant George Hincapie, who was along for the ride on all seven of Armstrong...
Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong is more than an illustration of a hero athlete tumbling from the heights. It's also a pivotal moment for a famous media figure trying to climb the ladder back up.
Winfrey's OWN network is showing signs of life after a rocky start, and the Armstrong interview offered a chance for many more viewers to check it out. The former...
Sporting Kansas City CEO Rob Heineman says the loss of trust led the Major League Soccer team to sever ties with the cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong.
Heineman also said Wednesday the ''tumultuous environment'' that developed before the cyclist admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs also played into the team's decision to change Livestrong Sporting...
Mike Francesa has always thought that Lance Armstrong gave himself the cancer with all the steroids and stuff. Always. Certainly way before you did. Way back when. Word was he was doing a million...
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