This is an interesting topic for me. I love Lance Armstrong and had a huge crush on him back in his glory days. Coming back from cancer and winning seven Tour de France races is pretty impressive. The guy knows how to ride a bike!
He has dedicated much of his adult life to his foundation and has used his celebrity to increase awareness and raise funds for cancer research. I even sported one of his yellow “Live Strong” bracelets for a while.
Now, he is under attack for alleged doping dating back as far back as 1986. To me, this seems like a pointless venture. So much time has past, and what does the outcome really do? Does the guy who finished second to Armstrong each year suddenly feel like a champion? I doubt it. This just seems like a witch hunt and a giant waste of money – which so many government agencies seem to like to do. It would appear that Armstrong agrees, since he has decided not to continue fighting the allegations. Some say this is admission of guilt. I think he just doesn’t want to spend the next however many years and God knows how much money fighting it.
Is the world a better place because they strip Armstrong of his titles and ban him from a sport he loves and did so much for? Again, I doubt it.