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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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Nike dumps Lance Armstrong as he steps down from his Livestrong charity


www.montrealgazette.com...

“To spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship,” Armstrong said in a statement.

“Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him,” the company said in a statement. “Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs in any manner.”
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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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As if things couldn't get any more worse for this man. First his titles, then being banned from competitive cycling, stepping down as chair, and NOW Nike dumping him!

Soon to be coming also is a beer sponsor (Anheuser-Busch) is also going to be dumping him very soon...or have done so already! Moreover...rumors that Oakley could be also following suit.

Feel sorry for this guy whether he did dope or not.

www.montrealgazette.com...

Here is also what Alex Jones says about this news!


[Here is a NEWS video covering this story:
ESPN NEWS VIDEO LINK
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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:12 PM
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kind of like the garbage calling the old shoe smelly don't you think? Nike is one of the largest companies employing people under in humane conditions and they have the balls to make a morality call and a sad one at that since a large percentage of sports use roids on the regular for many years now.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:12 PM
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Look up the definition of pariah in the dictionary. Perhaps Miriam-Webster can sponsor him and put his face there...



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:13 PM
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By the way, anyone associated with Lance is also feeling the implications of this doping issue:

RadioShack dump Lance Armstrong's former manager


www.news.com.au...


THE RadioShack-Nissan team severed ties with Lance Armstrong's former manager Johan Bruyneel after he was singled out as a central figure in the former Tour de France champion's doping program.

The team said the decision was taken by ``mutual agreement,'' adding that Bruyneel ``can no longer direct the team in an efficient and comfortable way.''

``His departure is desirable to ensure the serenity and cohesiveness within the team,'' RadioShack said in a statement

The announcement came two days after the US Anti-Doping Agency's damning report on Armstrong exposed the doping program in the US Postal Service team that Bruyneel managed when Armstrong rode to seven straight Tour de France victories from 1999-05.

``In light of these testimonies, both parties feel it is necessary to make this decision,'' RadioShack said.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
kind of like the garbage calling the old shoe smelly don't you think? Nike is one of the largest companies employing people under in humane conditions and they have the balls to make a morality call and a sad one at that since a large percentage of sports use roids on the regular for many years now.


Morality only comes into play when someone gets caught.



Lance is still the same guy in my books...



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by boncho
Look up the definition of pariah in the dictionary. Perhaps Miriam-Webster can sponsor him and put his face there...


pa·ri·ah [puh-rahy-uh]
noun
1. an outcast.
2. any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided.


dictionary.reference.com...



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
As if things couldn't get any more worse for this man. First his titles, then being banned from competitive cycling, stepping down as chair, and NOW Nike dumping him!

Soon to be coming also is a beer sponsor (Anheuser-Busch) is also going to be dumping him very soon...or have done so already! Moreover...rumors that Oakley could be also following suit.

Feel sorry for this guy whether he did dope or not.

www.montrealgazette.com...
edit on 17-10-2012 by Skywatcher2011 because: (no reason given)


Why would you feel sorry for him?

He is a liar and a cheat? His teammates, all of his teammates, say he was doping.

Do you feel bad for Barry Bonds? Roger Clemens? Mark McGwire? Samma Sosa? Tiger Woods?



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by boncho

Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
kind of like the garbage calling the old shoe smelly don't you think? Nike is one of the largest companies employing people under in humane conditions and they have the balls to make a morality call and a sad one at that since a large percentage of sports use roids on the regular for many years now.


Morality only comes into play when someone gets caught.



Lance is still the same guy in my books...


same here amigo, he still got up every morning and trained his ass off and since all the riders are doping whats the problem?


i would venture a guess that 90% of professional athletes use steroids on and off and i don't give a crap if they do, more power to them.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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I have been hearing a lot about the good this man has done with his charity. Even now despite so many testifying regarding his activities, he remains unapologetic, and lives in denial.
Perhaps folks should look at the other side of the coin regarding this matter.
What about the 7 Tours he won...No ...The tours he took from other riders?
If his team won and was doping, then who was it that truly was the champion? Not once but
7 times! He stole that from them. Changing their lives as well. There is more to this than him
being in denial, or being disenfranchised. If he had not been there with his team doping, someone else would have won those tours, and the money.
This man has had a negative effect on a great many people. As far as I am concerned it negates all the good he has done up until now.
I will continue to ride my Lemond Carbon Comp. all the while knowing that Greg was right all along when he was blasted, and mean mouthed by so many for simply speaking the truth.
Nike to me is a non-entity. I would never buy their products simply because of their history. Their dumping Lance doesn't concern me in the least.
On the other hand, and occasional Bud never hurts.
DH



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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Lance was the best of the drug cheats.

Sure he initially worked his ass off, but thought he could fool people. To be fair though he did for a while.

Oh well, another hero fails!!!
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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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As a long-time bike enthusiast, I always liked and rooted for Armstrong.

But then the veil started being pulled back when he dumped his wife and left his family after they stood by him through his Cancer scare.

Then he dumped Sheryl Crow after her scare.

Then he started dating an Olsen twin, like half his age.

Then his Livestrong website pretty much just copy-catted other alternative/holistic health web sites.

The guy is a first rate jerk as far as I'm concerned, regardless of the outcome of the doping allegations.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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Most of the top riders were using drugs and Lance is just the latest racer to be outed.

I believe the 2003 Tour de France title has been awarded to the guy who finished 5th! 5th for crying out loud, everyone from winner to the guy finishing fourth are all drug cheats.

I can't see a conspiracy with this, apart from the conspiracy to cheat his way to the titles!!



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:37 PM
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Originally posted by olliemc84

Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
As if things couldn't get any more worse for this man. First his titles, then being banned from competitive cycling, stepping down as chair, and NOW Nike dumping him!

Soon to be coming also is a beer sponsor (Anheuser-Busch) is also going to be dumping him very soon...or have done so already! Moreover...rumors that Oakley could be also following suit.

Feel sorry for this guy whether he did dope or not.

www.montrealgazette.com...
edit on 17-10-2012 by Skywatcher2011 because: (no reason given)


Why would you feel sorry for him?

He is a liar and a cheat? His teammates, all of his teammates, say he was doping.

Do you feel bad for Barry Bonds? Roger Clemens? Mark McGwire? Samma Sosa? Tiger Woods?


Sorry, I should have rephrased that to "I feel sorry for all of his followers he let down"
That is what I meant



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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The cat is out of the bag as 17 of Lance's former teammates have finally come clean. 1,000 pages of evidence does not help his case either. Sad to see what professional cycling has become. The doping is rampant within the upper echelon of the sport.

I'm about the same age as Armstrong and was racing Junior class around the same time he was. At that time I idolized great American cyclists like Greg Lemond, Alexi Grewal, Andy Hampsten, Davis Phinney, Alex Steida etc etc. When Lemond made his comeback in 1989 after being shot in the back, I thought it cold not possibly get any better for cycling in America. Then he won the Tour again in 1990. Good Times. Lemond retires and along comes Lance before and after his battle with cancer. What a great time for the sport. And now,, what huge disappointment and shame. I feel sorry for the young cyclists today who idolize Armstrong like I once idolized Lemond.

Oddly, it was Lemond who was one of the first high profile cyclists to discuss at large, the problem of doping in the sport. Back then I thought Lemond was just bitter regarding the new cyclists. I was clearly wrong about Lemond's opinion and first hand knowledge of the problem.

Wonder what will happen to "Livestrong"? Don't expect to see many people wearing the yellow bracelet in the future.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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Does anyone have a link or a list that tells what the evidence against him is? As far as I know he never tested positive. So there should be pretty damning evidence against him.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
reply to post by DavidsHope
 


Most of the top riders were using drugs and Lance is just the latest racer to be outed.

I believe the 2003 Tour de France title has been awarded to the guy who finished 5th! 5th for crying out loud, everyone from winner to the guy finishing fourth are all drug cheats.

I can't see a conspiracy with this, apart from the conspiracy to cheat his way to the titles!!




If most of the riders were doping, then why is there no proof concerning them.
If it got down to the last man that won, who was drug free, then he won. Everyone else lost.

This is about Drugs. Illegal drugs. Deceit, and lies. Not all the main riders were dopers. Those that were doping, were non-winners and should be disqualified.
The first 4 riders were essentially not in the race from the start.
Now Lance? he was just a little better at lies and deceit. He lost all those races. Someone else won them, even if it was the very last man that was not cheating. There is no grey area. You are either legal or you are not. But in the process the real winner did not get the title or recognition. That is what Lance stole from them.
Just because someone else does it, doesn't make it right.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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I have read the entire pdf report on Lance. He indeed test positive for cortisone, which was covered up by the Physician post-scripting a prescription for same. See page 31 . the Link to the report is below

click on the USADA entire report appx. 1/3rd the page down for the pdf. It makes for some very interesting reading. Enough that when you are done, you will realize it was indeed a conspiracy.

sports.yahoo.com...



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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The drugs and techniques of blood doping (transfusions) are not illegal as a whole, just banned substances and practices within this particular sport. Riders every year are banned for multiple years for failing a wide variety of tests. Armstrong paid handsomely to cover his tracks and mask the agents and transfusions that he was using and manipulating.

The list of banned substances is quite extensive and includes many over the counter remedies and common prescriptions.

The first three items on the following list are the primary substances and techniques that are used today and by Armstrong
bikepure.org...

Here is the full list of banned items and techniques 192 in all
sportsanddrugs.procon.org...
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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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If most of the riders were doping, then why is there no proof concerning them.
If it got down to the last man that won, who was drug free, then he won. Everyone else lost.

This is about Drugs. Illegal drugs. Deceit, and lies. Not all the main riders were dopers. Those that were doping, were non-winners and should be disqualified.
The first 4 riders were essentially not in the race from the start.
Now Lance? he was just a little better at lies and deceit. He lost all those races. Someone else won them, even if it was the very last man that was not cheating. There is no grey area. You are either legal or you are not. But in the process the real winner did not get the title or recognition. That is what Lance stole from them.
Just because someone else does it, doesn't make it right.


I agree with everything you say, I was just hi-lighting the fact that most of the so called top racers were in fact drug cheats.

It sounds like Lance thought he could get away with it by implicating other racers and the like. Rumours abound that Lance's team may well have paid the cycling governing body a bung to cover up a positive drug test, but that has been denied (of course it has)!!!
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