Lance Armstrong Banned From Ironman Triathlon Pending Doping Charges
The World Trialthlon Corporation announced that Lance Armstrong will not be able to compete in the international Ironman triathlon competitions as he’s under investigation for doping charges.
In a statement, the WTC said it “[dictates] an athlete is ineligible to compete during an open investigation. Armstrong is therefore suspended from competing in WTC-owned and licensed races pending further review.”
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) stated on Wednesday, June 13, that it is commencing an investigation against Armstrong and five other teammates.
To date, Armstrong has never failed a drug test of any kind.
Needless to say, Armstrong is none too pleased with these turn of events. He posted a defense on his website: “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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