Sigh… I wonder if the average person is as tired of these doping cases as I am.
Anyway, here’s the Washington Post story.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency brought formal doping charges against former cyclist Lance Armstrong in an action that could cost him his seven Tour de France titles, according to a letter sent to Armstrong and several others Tuesday.
As a result of the charges, Armstrong has been immediately banned from competition in triathlons, a sport he took up after his retirement from cycling in 2011.
In the 15-page charging letter obtained by The Post, USADA made previously unpublicized allegations against Armstrong, alleging it collected blood samples from Armstrong in 2009 and 2010 that were “fully consistent with blood manipulation including EPO use and/or blood transfusions.” Armstrong has never tested positive.
At some point I think there should be a statute of limitations on doping charges. If they can’t prove you were doping for a race wtihin, say, six months… then move on. If six months isn’t reasonable, then say two years… going back 20 years to rewrite history just strikes me as crazy.