International Cycling Union Revokes Lance Armstrong's Seven Tour Wins

Monday, October 22, 2012

The International Cycling Union (known as UCI for Union Cycliste Internationale) announced this morning that it will strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France wins. The United States Anti Doping Agency has already banned Armstrong for life and has called for Armstrong’s name to removed from the record books.

 The doping scandal has already lost Armstrong the support of Nike and Anheuser-Busch. It has also resulted in Armstrong's resignation as the chairman of the Livestrong cancer charity he founded.

 

Paul Willerton is a former teammate of Armstrong’s and the organizer of a protest in Oregon held outside the Nike headquarters in response to their support of the disgraced athlete.

Guests:

Paul Willerton

Produced by:

Jacob Gash and Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

Mike from Oregon

I'm puzzled about "doping in sports": the American culture says, "winning isn't the main thing, it's the only thing." We love risk-takers.

I'm not a sports fan, so I don't understand, but, we revere football players when they put their health on the line, banging their heads to win. Why aren't we similarly honoring those that put their health on the line by doping, to win?

Oct. 22 2012 01:49 PM

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