The US Anti-Doping Agency should be ashamed of themselves.
Someone high up in that august body has a vendetta against 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, and has succeeded in completely defaming the cancer survivor, as it is being reported today that Armstrong has given up his fight to clear his name. What that means is that Armstrong will be stripped of his 7 Tour titles, and despite having recently retired from competition, he will be banned for life from the sport.
And for what? Because some jealous jabroni claims Armstrong used PED's? Armstrong has pointed to numerous tests taken during that run, and they all came back negative, meaning he passed. Apparently, whomever it is in the USADA that has it in for him didn't believe Armstrong or the tests. This person failed to acknowledge what was already a matter of public record, that Armstrong had beaten cancer, had established the LiveStrong Foundation for fellow cancer patients, and was being hailed as a hero.
Armstrong attempted a brief comeback a couple of years ago, but didn't win another Tour. He decided then and there that he'd raced for the last time. That should've been the end of it, but to the USADA, it wasn't. It isn't up to them to strip Armstrong of his wins, but they're applying the pressure. Why would a cancer survivor resort to taking a shortcut to succeed when he wants to prove he's a role model for fellow patients?
The USADA claimed they had witnesses that could prove Armstrong's guilt, but refused to produce them for the press. That's enough to tell me that they were bluffing, and had been all along. They refused to end their hounding of Armstrong, so convinced were they that the man was a fraud. They should look in a mirror and see the real frauds. Themselves.