Not long after his appointment to head the newly created World Anti-Doping Agency, Montreal attorney and former Olympic swimmer Dick Pound became the public and very vocal face of anti-doping efforts in the world of international sports. It comes a little late, but I see it as a positive development. Pound is the first to admit to a degree of animosity between himself and the seven-time Tour de France winner, who has always denied doping.
But, far from boasting, the unmasking of his old nemesis only shows Pound how far cycling still has to go. There is a lot more to be done. Pound is also quick to warn that cycling is not the only sport that has work to do on drugs.
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Armstrong then decided to openly publish his letter on his website registration required : The Pace Line. In the 8 page letter, Armstrong details the specific transgressions by Dick Pound during this latest scandal, as well as mentioning and alluding to other ethical violations committed by him in the past. The conduct that occurred in this case, and what I endured, should never have happened and steps must be taken to ensure that it never happens again and that there are meaningful protections of athletes rights.
By Telegraph Sport. Pound said he complained for years to the UCI that the seven-time Tour de France winner and other cyclists were given advance notice of their drug tests and then allowed to go off unsupervised. Pound, who was head of WADA fromsaid drug testers would do tests on riders in the early-morning, hours before they had to appear for a competition.
One-day races and Classics. Lance Edward Armstrong born Lance Edward Gunderson ; September 18,  is an American former professional road racing cyclistinfamous for the biggest doping scandal in cycling history. At age 16, Armstrong began competing as a triathlete and was a national sprint-course triathlon champion in and
The International Cycling Union has been criticised for accepting a cash donation from the disgraced Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Ashenden said there was a worrying triangle involving Armstrong, the UCI and a drug-testing laboratory in Lausanne. The UCI has denied any connection between the donation and Armstrong's alleged failed test and its president, Pat McQuaid, told the Daily Telegraph in "You have to consider that at the time, inno accusations against Lance Armstrong had been made.
Pound says Armstrong knew he was in a no-win situation and that is why he made the decision to drop his fight against the drug charges levied by USADA. Pound wonders why it took so long before Armstrong decided to give up fighting the doping charges. Armstrong, who retired from cycling last year, said he passed hundreds of drug tests during his career and adhered to the rules in place at the time of his seven Tour de France wins. There were all kinds of lawsuits usually designed to keep somebody from talking any further.
Lance Armstrong can look forward to legal and financial challenges after his interview with Oprah Winfrey is televised on Thursday and Friday. He will also be asked to give back his Olympic bronze medal. The man will have to pay for his cheating, but the sport of cycling could also be made to suffer.
Pound says for Armstrong to be branded a dope cheat in his homeland, the probe and penalties needed to be spearheaded by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. If it happened in Switzerland or something like that, the United States wouldn't have believed it at all. Pound says Armstrong knew he was in a no-win situation and that is why he made the decision to drop his fight against the USADA drug charges.