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January 19, 2013
Anti-doping official claims Armstrong offered money during investigation
- $200k+ the amount that Terry Madden, the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency from 2000 through 2007, claims a representative of Lance Armstrong offered the agency as a donation while investigation into Armstrong was ongoing. Madden says the agency promptly turned down the offer on ethical grounds. Armstrong denied this claim during his recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, but now both Madden and current USADA CEO Travis Tygart have gone public claiming the opposite. source
20:18 // 1 year ago
August 23, 2012
There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is enough.” For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart’s unconstitutional witch hunt. 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.
I had hoped that a federal court would stop USADA’s charade. Although the court was sympathetic to my concerns and recognized the many improprieties and deficiencies in USADA’s motives, its conduct, and its process, the court ultimately decided that it could not intervene. [more]
23:05 // 1 year ago