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Para-Olympic cyclist Michael Gallagher admits taking EPO

Gallagher returned a positive A-sample result for the blood booster EPO (Erythropoietin) in an out of competition test at a July training camp in Italy.

“Although the B sample is yet to be tested, It will not change the situation. I have done the wrong thing. People deserve an explanation and I want to give it,” he said in a Facebook post.… Continue Reading...

Boston and Chicago Marathon Champion Gets Two-Year Doping Ban

Rita Jeptoo is a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and a two-time winner of the Chicago Marathon.

Rita Jeptoo is a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and a two-time winner of the Chicago Marathon.

NAIROBI, Kenya — Rita Jeptoo, a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and two-time Chicago Marathon champion, was handed a two-year doping ban Friday in a case that has cast a shadow over Kenya’s famed distance runners.… Continue Reading...

Lance’s legacy is unraveling myth by myth, lie by lie

by:  Lisa Olson AOL FanHouse Columnist

Lance Armstrong may have firmly cemented his place as the biggest conman in sports, but the myths surrounding him haven't quite reached the tipping point. Let's examine a handful.

MYTH: Armstrong always was preternaturally gifted-that's what his supporters continue to scream as they strain to defend the indefensible-and had he not been weakened by cancer his cycling reign would hover way above legendary.Continue Reading...

USADA files formal charges against Armstrong

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.

The agency notified Armstrong, former team manager Johan Bruyneel and several other Armstrong team associates of the charges in a letter on Thursday.Continue Reading...

Lance Armstrong Faces Formal Doping Charges

Where there is smoke, there just might be fire!!


The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has brought formal doping charges against former cyclist Lance Armstrongin an action that could cost him some or all of his seven Tour de France titles.

In the 15-page charging letter obtained by The Wall Street Journal, USADA, the agency that oversees antidoping efforts in Olympic sports in the U.S., said it spoke with “numerous riders, team personnel and others” who “will testify based on personal knowledge” of Mr.Continue Reading...