Contact Us

Lance Armstrong Stops Spinning His Wheels

Gail Oskin, Getty Images

Austin, TX (WIBX) – “Enough is enough.”  After fighting what even critics call a “valiant” battle with cancer, the seven-time Tour de France champion is giving up his fight with the USADA.

The United States Anti-Doping Agency is expected to strip Armstrong of all seven of his titles and ban him from participating in Olympic sports and competitive cycling for life.

Armstrong has been the subject of a federal, criminal, doping investigation for more than two years.  The USADA has persisted in its pursuit of charges, asserting that Armstrong has used performance-enhancing drugs over the course of his expansive career.  Armstrong says, “The only physical evidence here is the hundreds of controls I have passed with flying colors. I made myself available around the clock and around the world. In competition. Out of competition. Blood. Urine. Whatever they asked for I provided. What is the point of all this testing if, in the end, USADA will not stand by it?”

He released the statement yesterday on his website.  ”The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this nonsense.”

His decision follows a statement released by USADA Chief Executive Officer Travis Tygart’s statement following the decision of a federal court to dismiss the suit Armstrong filed against the USADA.

On behalf of the USADA Tygart said on August 20, 2012, “We are pleased that the federal court in Austin, Texas has dismissed Lance Armstrong’s lawsuit and upheld the established rules which provide Congressionally-mandated due process for all athletes.  The rules in place have protected the rights of athletes for over a decade in every case USADA has adjudicated and we look forward to a timely, public arbitration hearing in this case, should Mr. Armstrong choose, where the evidence can be presented, witness testimony will be given under oath and subject to cross examination, and an independent panel of arbitrators will determine the outcome of the case.”

To read Armstrong’s statement in his entirety click here.


Best Of Big Frog 104

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Big Frog Rewards Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Big Frog Rewards Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.