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Lance Armstrong Nike Contract Terminated: Company Severs Ties With Cyclist Over Doping Allegations

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  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/17/lance-armstrong-nike-contract-terminated_n_1973192.html

    Gee, who saw this coming. Aside from, you know, everyone.
     
  2. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/armstrong-ste...RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3
     
  3. fulldevilsoccer

    fulldevilsoccer Registered User

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    Nike want black athletes.
     
  4. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    That old Karma is coming back to Lance.

    You can't be an arrogant cunt and not have it bite you in the one ball.
     
  5. mr. sin

    mr. sin Registered User

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    it's a sad day when heroes fall. We didn't pick him for sainthood. We just admired his performance as an athlete.

    "We, as a society, didn't make them celebrities because of their moral character. We put them on pedestals because they provide us entertainment." -Unknown
     
  6. blazin

    blazin Registered User

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    Im just glad that I have just as many championship titles in cycling as Lance!
     
  7. mr. sin

    mr. sin Registered User

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    World cycling body UCI ratifies lifetime ban on US cyclist Lance Armstrong, removes his 7 Tour de France titles
    and the repay $12mill in prize money!


    i think someone should be on suicide watch
     
  8. Myhairygrundle

    Myhairygrundle Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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    This just makes me sad. I was a huge supporter of Lance when the Frogs were all over his shit trying to roon his titles.

    He is the reason I traded a mountain bike for a road bike years ago. But his charitable work has been good.

    But this is just downright disappointing.
     
  9. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/uci-ag...RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3
     
  10. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Well he still came in first, and he has made a shit ton more money from Livestrong than he did winning the 7 Tours.
     
  11. blazin

    blazin Registered User

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    That's it...Im being a disgraced Lance Armstrong for Halloween

    I have all the bike gear, I'll just get some syringes and Livestrong bracelets
     
  12. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 Sailing into the Danger Zone...
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    I doubt it. If it was me I'd tell to go fuck themselves.
    Try and get that money back.
     
  13. mr. sin

    mr. sin Registered User

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  14. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 Sailing into the Danger Zone...
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    Sure they're gonna try and get their money back but
    do they have anything in writing that said he had to
    if they determined he was doping? This is where most
    "reactive" rules come from. They don't see this shit coming
    and then need to write rules so they don't get burnt again.

    Without a written contract they may be SOL. He doesn't
    have to give the cash back if it's not in writing. This will be
    a court battle. I doubt he'll just give up the cash and go
    away quietly.
     
  15. Mommadeez4u

    Mommadeez4u Bastard coated bastard w/ bastard filling

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    The UCI insures their prize money reward through a third party. That 3rd part insurer has a legitimate claim against Lance in that the rules of the Tour stipulate that you win without cheating. Cheat=no win=no prize money.
     
  16. VicVinegar

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    Oh just let them all dope. It can be like the old SNL skit, "The All-Drug Olympics".
     
  17. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Most of his opponents probably doped too, so Lance still won those titles more or less on his own strength.
     
  18. Mommadeez4u

    Mommadeez4u Bastard coated bastard w/ bastard filling

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    I'm reading Tyler Hamilton's new book The Secret Race and it's pretty fucking eye-opening, highly recommended.
     
  19. mr. sin

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    good tweet by cav this morn

    @MarkCavendish
    With doping, I'm saddened that modern cycling's seen as a culprit, not a casualty of individuals. Don't paint everyone with the same brush.
     
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    The New York Times reported late Friday that Lance Armstrong is considering a public admission that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career.
    In October, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports.
    The Times said Armstrong has told associates he is considering a public admission because he wants to persuade anti-doping officials to restore his eligibility so he can resume his athletic career.



    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/05/s...g-said-to-weigh-admission-of-doping.html?_r=0
     
  21. Ballbuster1

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    I hope he admits it and they still tell him to go fuck himself.
     
  22. Neon

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    If he really thinks that coming clean now after denying it so fiercely will give him any kind of credibility he is sorely mistaken. He's done, son. Done.
     
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  23. whiskeyguy

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    So the Times is reporting that they may have something to report in the future? Got it.
     
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  24. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    I see Lance Armstrong is trying the "Pete Rose defense".
     
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    That's exactly how I feel.
     

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