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Lance Armstrong Part of "most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen"

Lance Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France in August after he decided to stop fighting doping charges. Today the United States Anti-Doping Agency released a statement claiming that Armstrong was at the center of “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.” The New York Times summarized some of the vague details.

Sworn testimony from 26 people, including nearly a dozen former teammates on the United States Postal Service team. Those Postal Service teammates have admitted their own doping and say that Armstrong doped, encouraged doping and administered doping products on the team

The proof includes…

The evidence against Armstrong features financial payments, e-mails, scientific analyses and laboratory test results that show Armstrong was doping and was the kingpin of the doping conspiracy, the agency said. Several years of Armstrong’s blood values showed evidence of doping, said a person involved in the case who did not want his name used because the results have not been revealed yet.

Since Armstrong has already given up the fight to clear his name, you can only assume he will just shrug at this news.

[USADA.com via New York Times]

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