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Blogcritics On Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong continues to attack reports in the French media that he used a banned blood booster in his first tour victory in 1999. The French sports daily L’Equipe reported Tuesday that new exams on six urine samples Armstrong provided during the 1999 tour resulted in positive results for the red blood cell-booster EPO.

Armstrong calls it a “setup.”

Is he a hero, a cheater, a target, a liar?

Our Armstrong stories:

Weekly BlogScan: Lance Armstrong, Icon
The trouble with being an icon, as Lance Armstrong knows, is that you attract iconclasts. Here’s the blogging buzz…
Posted to Culture by DrPat on August 26, 2005 04:58 PM

Lance Armstrong to Larry King: Doping allegations are “slimy journalism”
Lance Armstrong appeared tonight on CNN’s Larry King Live opposite King and Bob Costas in his only planned TV interview to speak to allegations of positive tests for a banned performance-enhancing drug from samples frozen in 1999, which were…
Posted to Culture by DrPat on August 26, 2005 02:21 AM

What Ordinary People are Saying – Armstrong Doping Allegations
What ordinary people are saying about French accusations that Lance Armstrong cheated in his first Tour de France championship in 1999: Apparently six urine samples taken at the time tested positive for the red blood cell-booster erythropoietin, or EPO. Armstrong responded…
Posted to Culture by Ordinary Joe on August 25, 2005 07:43 AM

New Lance Armstrong doping allegations from first Tour victory in 1999
The blogs are busy today with the latest athlete in a performance-enhancing drug scandal, following the accusation by French sports daily L’Equipe that a prohibited drug had been discovered in the stored urine of seven-time Tour de France winner…
Posted to Culture by DrPat on August 23, 2005 09:42 PM

Just Another Tribute: Lance Armstrong
Many people, far more articulate and knowledgeable than I, have already written about the phenomenon that is Lance Armstrong. So why should I, someone who is not a cyclist and one who freely confesses to know very little of the…
Posted to Culture by dietdoc on July 25, 2005 01:04 PM

Tyler Hamilton Suspended from Phonak / Ode to bicycles
This story, if true, is pretty sad to me. I’ve been a big fan of Tyler Hamilton for 5-6 years now. CNN reports the following: Hamilton, 33, tested positive after his Athens victory on August 19 and again after…
Posted to Culture by Jeremy Chrysler on September 22, 2004 04:49 PM

Livestrong bracelet – now being sold on eBay for serious profit
Last week’s Wall Street Journal article by Jessica Mintz noted that over 8 million yellow bracelets have been sold, each contributing $1 for cancer research. The Lance Armstrong Foundation is facing a million back orders. And now there’s eBay, as always, to…
Posted to Culture by bookofjoe on August 15, 2004 07:53 PM

2004 Tour de France Preview
The 91st Tour de France, July 3-25, 2004 You’re going to be hearing about it for the next month, so here’s a little background. The Tour On Saturday, 189 riders embark upon the 91st Tour de France. The objective is to cover…
Posted to Culture by Joe McNally on July 2, 2004 06:17 PM

Every Second Counts
Lance Armstrong’s first book, It’s Not About the Bike, has an endearing quality coveyed by the feeling you get that he just had to tell his story. Sally Jenkins does an excellent job in capturing Armstrong’s voice, that of…
Posted to Books by Joe McNally on October 23, 2003 02:31 AM

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