The United States Anti-Doping Agency reached a decision, this week, in its arbitration case against Lance Armstrong.
The agency concluded that Lance Armstrong did, in fact, ingest performance enhancing substances. As a result, the logic is that he did not really earn the awards due to his own physical prowess. He won the medals due to the fact that he was under the influence of performance enhancing substances.
Therefore, Armstrong, once a Great American hero, will be stripped of all his medals, earnings associated with the medals, titles, and any winning designations he earned while under the influence of performance enhancing substances.
At one time, Armstrong was considered a miracle performer, with a huge following, winning a record-breaking number of consecutive Tour De France titles, after beating stage IV Cancer.
For years, the media was ablaze with speculation that Armstrong used performance enhancing substances, but there was no tangible evidence to point to.
In fact, Armstrong passed drug tests consistently.
Meanwhile, no doctors or other medical professionals ever came forward to admit that he administered performance enhancing substances to Armstrong.
What makes matters worse is that Armstrong would not participate any further in arbitration proceedings, leading United States Anti-Doping Agency officials with no choice but to decide against him.
To add fuel to the fire, as we all know how exciting that is, a federal court declined to drop a case against Armstrong this week.
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Original Article: msn.foxsports.com
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