He should have kept his big trap shut. I guess he thought the people would have sympathy and it would all blow over and go away.
What a snakey slimey weasel of a man he is.
www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/21553680The US government has joined a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong after talks with his lawyers broke down.
The suit argues Armstrong defrauded the American public by insisting he was not using drugs while riding for the publicly funded US Postal Service team.
Last month, Armstrong admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins.
The suit, filed by his former team-mate Floyd Landis, aims to recover sponsorship money from Armstrong.
"Lance Armstrong and his cycling team took more than $30m from the US Postal Service based on their contractual promise to play fair and abide by the rules - including the rules against doping," said Ronald C Machen Jr, US Attorney for the District of Columbia.
"The Postal Service has now seen its sponsorship unfairly associated with what has been described as 'the most sophisticated, professionalised, and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen'.
"This lawsuit is designed to help the Postal Service recoup the tens of millions of dollars it paid out based on years of broken promises.
"In today's economic climate, the Postal Service is simply not in a position to allow Lance Armstrong or any of the other defendants to walk away with the tens of millions of dollars they illegitimately procured."
Armstrong's legal team had tried to convince the US government not to join the so-called 'whistleblowing' lawsuit filed by Landis, who himself admitted using drugs throughout his career.
"Lance and his representatives worked constructively over these last weeks with federal lawyers to resolve this case fairly, but those talks failed because we disagree about whether the Postal Service was damaged," said Armstrong's counsel Robert Luskin.
"The Postal Services's own studies show that the Service benefited tremendously from its sponsorship - benefits totalling more than $100m."
By flagging up allegations of fraud, Landis could receive a substantial share of any money recovered from Armstrong under the federal False Claims Act. The law, introduced by President Lincoln in 1863, stipulates the person bringing the lawsuit can receive 15-25% of any damages.
Armstrong ended years of denial in January during an interview with chat show host Oprah Winfrey in which he described doping as part of the process of winning the Tour.
The 41-year-old has since said he will not agree to be interviewed under oath by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada).
Armstrong was charged by Usada in June 2012 with using performance-enhancing drugs.
He filed a lawsuit against the organisation the following month, accusing it of "corrupt inducements" to other cyclists to testify against him.
However, Armstrong then announced in August that he would not fight the doping charges filed against him, and was given a life ban by Usada and stripped of his Tour de France titles.
Armstrong won seven Tour de France titles between 1999 and 2005. The US Postal Service sponsored the team between 1996 and 2004.
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US government to sue Lance Armstrong
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From what I have also heard is that he was a severe a-hole to the people he worked with as well...never been a fan of him to begin with...
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Bet it will be a net loss for the US Government when it's all said and done."you are both the product and the architect of your environment"
So glad this $#@! has lost his legacy and will go down in history as a fraud. $#@!ing asshole...Good job!
I'm sorry but "performance-enhancing" drugs do not give you talent.
Cycling was basically a PED contest for a long time. Who has the best doping program? Answer..... Lance!"you are both the product and the architect of your environment"
What they are is a crutch for those that do not want to go the extra mile to gain the edge so they juice themselves up.
Just to let you know, Lance Armstrong wasn't the only person doing "performance-enhancing drugs" when he was competing. He is a douche nozzle, though.
With reports of team mate saying he pressured them into taking drugs or he will have them removed from the squad.
There is a word for people like him. Narcissist I think fits him well.
Lance days have been numbered for a while. When the Feds got hold of Cheryl Crow I knew it wouldn't be long before he would fall. She knew he was juicing and her statement after he confessed proves it.
can we let this guy be ?? this guy bike to the moon and singed this is a wonderful world at the same damn time
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99% of athletes in every sport are on peds. nba, nfl, baseball, cricket, ufc/mma etc. a friend of mine who is natural was contacted by a large company asking him to became a representative for them a.k.a sponsorships. but only under the condition that he starts taking AAS but claim that he's natural. once you publicly say you aren't natural and take/taken steroids, you're automatically put on the blacklist for sponsors.
how is lance narcissistic? he likes competitive cycling and had ambitions to get to the top and he was willing to do whatever it takes. in hollywood actresses (im not sure about the guys) have to $#@! their way to the top. in professional sport they have to take peds. how else do you think records are being broken every year?
the only reason why lance is getting all the $#@! for it is because he's the one coming first. all the people that lost to him want to get rid of the competition not because they want a fair race.
all of the pressure put on athletes to give a good performance and do things the human body wouldn't ever be capable of doing naturally was put on by the audience and the money that they'd be willing to spend to go across the world to see them perform.
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It's kind of like Venom's embryonic alien suit. When it left him and attached itself to Spidey, Spidey got some enhanced powers, but he was still the same size and wasn't really all that much better. But attached to Eddy Brock, Eddy Brock became a huge effing beast because he was an Olympic weightlifter in his normal life. The suit only served to enhance what was already there.
I thank you for taking the time to read my nerdy analogy.
Now here's an awesome image of Venom and Carnage molesting Spider-Man and Iron Man:
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They are a crutch.
A "clean" person will have to put a lot more effort into the training to gain a tenth per lap than if they were on the drugs.
If they didn't make it easier and enhance performance people wouldn't use them.
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