Lance Armstrong To Be Divested Of All Tour De France Medals Due To Use Of Performance Enhancing Drugs

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Friday, 24 August 2012. Posted in Celebrities, Breaking News

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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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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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