/ Lance Armstrong in the news again

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Darren Jackson - on 05 Jan 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

To my mind, he's guilty as charged; no admission required.

Nice to see that he gets pretty much universally panned in the comments section to that article.
frankbabs - on 05 Jan 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

I'm not usually in favour of a public execution at the hands of the media; but in this guy's case I'll happily make an exception!!!
bouldery bits - on 05 Jan 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

Non-story
Chris the Tall - on 05 Jan 2013
In reply to bouldery bits:
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> Non-story

Really ? I'll be interested to hear what he has to say. I!m guessing that Bruyneel's decision to go for a hearing means that he has little to gain by keeping his silence.

The big question is what will he say about the UCI ?
a lakeland climber on 05 Jan 2013
In reply to Chris the Tall:

In a way this will be interesting as didn't he testify under oath that he hadn't doped? If he does admit it then it may be that perjury is a potentially worse crime. I don't know if there's a statute of limitations that applies to perjury in the USA so it may not be pertinent.

The UCI aren't going to come out of this smelling of roses whatever Armstrong does or doesn't say.

ALC
bouldery bits - on 05 Jan 2013
In reply to Chris the Tall:
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> The big question is what will he say about the UCI ?

HI Chris,

what I mean is 'sources close to Armstrong suggest...' It's unfounded nonsense with little to no factual basis.
Darren Jackson - on 05 Jan 2013
In reply to a lakeland climber:
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> ... I don't know if there's a statute of limitations that applies to perjury in the USA so it may not be pertinent.

Perjury is indeed pertinent in the USA. Marion Jones was sentenced to six months porridge when she admitted that she had lied before a grand jury investigating performance-enhancing drugs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Jones
In reply to bouldery bits:

> what I mean is 'sources close to Armstrong suggest...' It's unfounded nonsense with little to no factual basis.

Knowing the NYT's editorial policies, I suspect it's not. Whether Armstrong's friends are correct or not is a different matter, but I'm sure the NYT know they are close to him and have reason to trust their evaluation.

thermal_t - on 06 Jan 2013
In reply to Chris the Tall:
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> Really ? I'll be interested to hear what he has to say. I!m guessing that Bruyneel's decision to go for a hearing means that he has little to gain by keeping his silence.
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> The big question is what will he say about the UCI ?

Exactly. He's the only person that could lift the lid on what the UCI's involvement, if any, was in all of this.
fxceltic on 07 Jan 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

since LA is largely only bothered about self-interest, I cannot see whats in it for him by confessing?

All this business about returning to competition is surely nonsense, particularly in triathlon?
Could he return and beat the Brownlees at 45 years of age? I think not, personally.
If he does confess then I think it may be more about political office or some other ambition, but not sporting.
ClimberEd - on 07 Jan 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

Good analysis by Matt Seaton in the Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2013/jan/05/lance-armstrong-ready-confess-doping
Mike Highbury - on 07 Jan 2013
In reply to ClimberEd:
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> Good analysis by Matt Seaton in the Guardian
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> http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2013/jan/05/lance-armstrong-ready-confess-doping

But this better captures what many feel:

www.podiumcafe.com/2013/1/5/3840176/will-he-wont-he-do-we-care
Darren Jackson - on 07 Jan 2013
In reply to fxceltic:
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> If he does confess then I think it may be more about political office or some other ambition, but not sporting.

Maybe he fancies filling Travis Tygart's boots at USADA?
In reply to bouldery bits: Still non-story?

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