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Lance Armstrong set for competitive return as a swimmer

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Lance Armstrong set for competitive return as a swimmer

Post by Guest on 04.04.13 12:04

Lance Armstrong set for competitive return as a swimmer


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4 April 2013 Last updated at 07:59
Disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong is planning to return to competitive sport as a swimmer



http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/22023732
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Re: Lance Armstrong set for competitive return as a swimmer

Post by plebgate on 04.04.13 18:01

These people do not seem to have any shame. Branded a cheat in one discipline but that's ok move on to another. How he thought nobody would object is beyond belief.

Go away nobody is interested mate.

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Re: Lance Armstrong set for competitive return as a swimmer

Post by Guest on 04.04.13 18:03

Perhaps he should join OP and run on blades [razor blades] ;-)
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Re: Lance Armstrong set for competitive return as a swimmer

Post by Hobs on 04.04.13 21:31

He has now been banned from competing (good)

apparantly the swimming organiusers follow the WADA rules through several degrees of separation and as such he is ineligable to compete.

His name is on the sheets etc, he won't however be swimming.

His problem is he is desperate to earn an income, especially given all the lawsuits he is facing.

Sport is pretty much the only way he knows how except he is pretty much banned from any official sport that has any connection no matter how far with WADA.

He will not be able to coach etc so how is he going to get money?

Charities won't touch him, again because of his admitted doping and the subsequent lies, threats etc, his name is worthless endorsement wise, no sport is going to allow him to compete since he is a proven cheater and doper so any lacing would immediately place him under suspicion and even if the tests showed clean, they wouldn't e believed as most people would instantly assume he has found anew way of doping apart from transfusions.

Can we expect to see him on crap reality tv shows such as celeb big brother or i'm a celeb as he struggles to get money and retain some fame or infamy.

Maybe a tell all story excet any money would go in reparation and legal fees and how many would buy the book of a self confessed cheater?

I bet he didn't think of the repercussions when he admitted his doping, he saw only the here and now and thought he could carry on where he left off thinking all was forgiven.

Had he co-operated with the various organisations in regard to how he doed, how he fooled the tests, who was involved , when and where he might have had a chance of a return after several years.

He didn't co-operate so any official sports are pretty much out of bounds.

Should he take part in anything even an egg and spoon race, there will always be a question mark a to if he was clean or not or the presumption he cheated.

His own ego cannot and will not accept any blame norany consequences of his actins, at some pointi expect him to sue someone because he wasn't allowed to compete

http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/Masters/34011.asp?q=United-States-Masters-Swimming-Bans-Lance-Armstrong-From-Competition

SARASOTA, Florida, April 4. A few hours after FINA, the global organization that oversees aquatic sports, sent a letter to United States Masters Swimming recommending that Lance Armstrong be denied permission to swim in a Masters meet this weekend, USMS has banned the former cyclist from any future Masters swim meets.

Below is the official press release from USMS:

Lance Armstrong is not eligible to race in U.S. Masters Swimming competitions.




The former competitive cyclist has been a member of U.S. Masters Swimming for several years. The spirit and purpose of USMS is to encourage adults to swim.

USMS is affiliated with FINA (Federation Internationale de Natacion) through United States Aquatic Sports.

When we became aware that Mr. Armstrong entered the 2013 South Central Zone Championship in Austin, Texas, April 5--7, a local event sanctioned by USMS, we contacted United States Aquatic Sports and FINA to clarify our responsibilities in this case. The event in question is conducted in a 25-yard pool, a non-Olympic course not contested on the international stage.

After discussion with United States Aquatic Sports and FINA, it was agreed that although Mr. Armstrong is eligible for membership in U.S. Masters Swimming, he is not currently eligible to compete in sanctioned swimming competitions, regardless of the type of course.

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Mr. Armstrong from competition. FINA accepts the WADA Code and USMS, as a member of United States Aquatic Sports, recognizes and respects adjudications under the Code.


As reported earlier today, Armstrong withdrew from the South Central Zone championships after entering in three distance freestyle events. Rob Butcher, the executive director for USMS, said Armstrong's withdrawal from the meet was independent of a letter FINA sent to USMS requesting that Armstrong not be allowed to compete.

According to the above press release, Armstrong is still able to register as a USMS member, which he would need in order to train with just about any Masters team in the United States.
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