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Lance Armstrong

Banned from Triathlons

Over Doping Allegations

6/13/2012 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lance Armstrong has been BANNED from competing in triathlons ... effective immediately ... over new allegations that he participated in a massive doping conspiracy.

According to the Washington Post,  the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has smacked Armstrong with formal charges ... claiming Lance and 5 of his cycling associates conspired to use and distribute illegal substances from 1998 until 2011.

The USADA claims Armstrong has been using EPO, blood transfusions, testosterone, corticosteroids and masking agents.

The USADA also claims it collected blood samples from Armstrong in 2009 and 2010 that were “fully consistent with blood ma­nipu­la­tion including EPO use and/or blood transfusions.”

Now, Armstrong is firing back in a new statement .... claiming the allegations are "baseless, motivated by spite and advanced through testimony bought and paid for by promises of anonymity and immunity."

Armstrong continues, "I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one."

"That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than it does about my guilt or innocence."

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76.

pam    

Stand by your man Lance and you shall see, even Stallone goes out of the country and gets HUMAN GROWTH HORMONS and gets caught with them, why does he need them?His wife is bringing home all the money and much more than he did with her wonder creams, under which lies Botox, fillers and the usual. People who had Dads who took them to games, My dad is not alive and all he would probably say is "jim Browns Record stood for more years than any others and he did not need AS MANY YEARS TO PUT THAT RECORD UP nor games, and he did not need any help.....like he said," I did not need to DANCE in the End zone I had been there before and I knew I was going back"

777 days ago
77.

Prisiclla Ireland    

There should be a time limit on this. To continue to accuse is upsetting to all associated with any sports. If in fact they had blood samples in 09 and 10 that indicated he had doped why was that not brought out at that time instead of now. Enough is enough.

773 days ago
78.

Melissa Lay    

What I do not understand is if they supposedly had these tests that were conclusive in 2009 and 2010 then why wait until 2012 until they do anything about it? This seems rather odd to me that they have waited this long.

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