I read your initial thread awhile back and bit my tongue at all of the Lance supporting.
This in fact was NOT a witch hunt. Lance Armstrong cheated. Everyone knew it. They tried nailing him at every turn but just couldn't PROVE it.
Him and his team were always ahead of the curve. Much like a criminal syndicate, and a true Conspiracy Theory exposed.
I'm surprised there isn't more interest here on the topic.
Well of course there isn't...
Americans (N.Americans) just love their 'Heroes".
Of course Lance did much to inspire many people. Livestrong and his charity balances the fact he cheated.
It should come as no surprise that being the "best" comes with great pressure and responsibility. These Athletes at the pinnacle of competition
have alot more at stake than your average athlete.*(btw with many average athletes on the juice)
They run multimillion (billion) dollar corporations and charities, with multiple employees, offshoots, and various agencies clamouring for a piece.
It's all a well oiled $$ machine. Synthetic doping be damned. Some of these agencies are very powerful and can cover up almost anything.
Of course athletes like Lance Armstrong have unique talents. Freakish even....but when the culture of doping and synthetic juicing becomes the
'only' option, agencies such as USADA have a responsibility to take action at all costs. Even after the fact. I know the debate over legalizing
steriods will be brought up, but in no way IMO should this be considered. It is against every fair rule play known.
There are other athletes out there who have astonishing skills and abilities. They too are surrounded by talks and rumours of past use of Steriods.
Just like Balco, and Bonds. It's unacceptable to mention without PROOF, but many ''in the know'' await the day...
I hesitate to mention one such athlete as he has already gone through the wringer in his personal life. Also because without the Performance
enhancers, he was already the best without question. In the end though...a cheater is a cheater.
I just wish that people opened thier eyes to the reality of it all.