Lance Armstrong “hanging with” family after USADA report hits

October 11, 2012

Lance Armstrong promised to get on his life after he was stripped of his Tour de France titles. (Mike Hutchings / Reuters)

If Lance Armstrong was at all concerned about being labeled the driving force behind what the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said was “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen,” he gave no indication of it Wednesday night. While the controversy over whether he was guilty of doping as he became a champion cyclist swirled around him, Armstrong tweeted that he was relaxing with his family and thinking about his Livestrong Foundation– and listening to some Elliott Smith.

 

 

Better to relax than read the USADA report, which contains a voluminous amount of evidence as well as testimony from 26 people, including 11 former teammates. Meanwhile, there may be repercussions for at least one person tied to the scandal. The Italian prosecutor who has been investigating Dr. Michele Ferrari told the Associated Press that his inquiry is “coming to a close” and called for the creation of an agency dedicated to international doping investigations.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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