.Anti-doping agency says Armstrong sport's biggest cheat :
Lance Armstrong was at the heart of the biggest doping conspiracy in sports history when he won the Tour de France seven years in a row, a US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) report says.
USADA has submitted its report on why it banned Armstrong for life to the International Cycling Union (UCI) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), releasing more than 1,000 pages of evidence from its probe of doping in cycling.
"Lance Armstrong did not merely use performance-enhancing drugs. He supplied them to his team-mates," the report said. "He was not just a part of the doping culture on his team. He enforced and re-enforced it."
Anti-doping agency says Armstrong sport's biggest cheat
Jane Cowan : ABC News
11 Oct 2012
Following that report, news today that the International Cycling Union has endorsed the findings of the UCI and stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France victories. They have also imposed a lifetime ban on Armstrong, one of the world's most famous athletes.
The long-awaited decision has left cycling facing its "greatest crisis" according to UCI president Pat McQuaid and has destroyed Armstrong's last hope of clearing his name.
"Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling. Lance Armstrong deserves to be forgotten in cycling," McQuaid told a news conference as he outlined how cycling, long battered by doping problems for decades, would have to start all over again.
'Sickened' UCI strips Armstrong of Tour winsJulien Pretot : Reuters22 Oct 2012
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