In October 2012, Armstrong was accused of the longest and most sophisticated doping programme that the world of sport has ever witnessed.
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong finally decided to admit he is guilty of drug use and that he cheated the world to win seven Tour de France titles. In October 2012, Armstrong was accused of the longest and most sophisticated doping programme that the world of sport has ever witnessed. It is reported that he 41 year old has informed anti-doping authorities that he is ready to publicly admit his guilt. For more than a decade Armstrong denied any involvement with drugs.
As from August 1998 all Armstrong’s results were wiped off from the record books, including his seven Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005. He was also banned from cycling for life. The New York Times said that Armstrong has been in discussions with the United States Anti-Doping Agency and met the agency’s chief executive, Travis Tygart, in an effort to mitigate the lifetime ban he received for leading a doping programme on his Tour-winning teams. Armstrong is also planning to meet David Howman, the director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Since quitting cycling, Armstrong wanted to compete in triathlons events, but those competitions are sanctioned by organisations that follow the World Anti-Doping Code, under which Armstrong received his lifetime ban. The World Anti-doping Code says that, an athlete might be eligible for a reduced punishment if he fully confesses and details how he doped, who helped him dope and how he got away with doping. The drug cheat American, Armstrong, is hoping to reach a deal with anti-doping bosses in order to be able to compete in future Triathlon events.