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More Lance Armstrong media schadenfreude to come

TweetI’ve never been all that conflicted about doping in sports.
This probably makes me an amoral, if not evil, American to some.
As I have watched Tour de France cyclists pedal high into the Alps over the years, I have thought to myself more than once: “If they’re not taking something, they’re crazy.”
Before there were anabolic steroids, [...]

To ‘cleanse’ cycling, but at what cost?

TweetIt’s official: Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and has been banned for life — even though he’s retired. UCI, the international cycling union, will not challenge the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s punishment, and the event will have no official champion from 1999-2005.
Says UCI president Pat McQuaid, long derided as [...]

Armstrong must be guilty if Nike bails out, right?

TweetI saw a Tweet this morning from a not-obscure sportswriter I know by acquaintance, moments after the news broke that Nike was terminating its endorsement contract with Lance Armstrong:
“Guilty.”
It was a retweet, with that single word as his response.
And the media self-righteousness took off from there, with some wondering when Armstrong might “come clean,” because [...]

The Saturday Sports Reader: Convicting Lance Armstrong

TweetMy previously expressed views (here and here) on the “investigation” of Lance Armstrong by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency haven’t changed with this week’s release of its “Reasoned Decision,” a lengthy accumulation of its case against him.
Neither has the seemingly consensus view that the disgraced seven-time Tour de France champion (for now) is pure evil, and [...]

The dubious deeds of the sports ‘justice’ system

TweetBravo — no, bravissimo — to Elliott Turner for his excoriation of the sports governing bodies involved in disciplinary proceedings against Lance Armstrong (doping) and Chelsea soccer star John Terry (racial taunting of another player).
Turner’s withering discourse on The Classical gets to the heart of the problem of the “kangaroo courts” of sports. Bodies like [...]

The triumph of American anti-doping zealotry

TweetIsn’t anyone in the establishment sports media the least bit uncomfortable that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that has brought Lance Armstrong to his knees gets a good bit of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy?
Taxpayer money this is, yours and mine.
The agency that brought us the futile, [...]

Ramping down the rhetoric about steroids

TweetFrom earlier this week, Patrick Hruby pens a smart piece on the need to take a deep breath over the hysteria over steroids in sports and address the issue like adults:
“What if we’re too ignorant to judge the severity of the performance-enhancing drug problem in sports?
“What if the madness makes us ignorant, and the single [...]