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Lance Armstrong finally banned for doping

Lance is basically considered a doper until proven innocent just by participation.

Why not Bolt?

He is dominating in a similar way.

I know a lot of ppl suspect Bolt but they are quicker to defend him than Lance.

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Re: Why doesn't Usain Bolt get the Lance Armstrong treatment from the public?

Im not saying that it isn't as rife in athletics because it is. But pro cycling is riddled with dopers, and Armstrong having the inspiration story he does and success he has had would be a huge scalp for the doping authorities if they got him.

Bolt is obviously rigourously tested but also ridiculously talented also. If he clean sweeped the next Olympics, then that would be very suspicious.

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He's not American.

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Re: Why doesn't Usain Bolt get the Lance Armstrong treatment from the public?

Might it be because there aren't any strong indications that Bolt has actually tested positive as is the case for Armstrong?

Also, the unfounded belief that athletics is somehow cleaner than cycling is still widespread.
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Re: Why doesn't Usain Bolt get the Lance Armstrong treatment from the public?

and none of Bolt´s teammates have declared about themselves and Bolt being doped

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He's not American.


On topic, as someone already mentioned, he's ridiculously talented/gifted, that's not something you can inject.

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On topic, as someone already mentioned, he's ridiculously talented/gifted, that's not something you can inject.
Lance wasn't?

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Lance wasn't?
Before 1999 he was never more than a decent one-day rider. He certainly showed no grand tour winning potential.

Besides, there aren't mutiple teammates who have declared that there is systematic doping in the Jamaica sprint team. The number of teammates who have spoken about systematic doping on the US Postal is growing quickly.

Finally, Bolt is a likable character, whereas Armstrong is extremely vindictive towards anyone who publicly dares to question his myth.

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Re: Why doesn't Usain Bolt get the Lance Armstrong treatment from the public?

He is more likable than Armstrong. In interviews, with sponsors, etc.

Plus sprinting really fast for 10 seconds, it looks more, "human" or possible to do for normal people, at least compared to biking for hours on end.

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Re: Why doesn't Usain Bolt get the Lance Armstrong treatment from the public?

Even his name is inadequate. If his name was Legstrong, nobody would dare question his achievements.
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The Americans were the first to point the finger at Ye Shiwen and anyone else who beats them at their 'favourite' sports.

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Re: Why doesn't Usain Bolt get the Lance Armstrong treatment from the public?

Stupid Yankees didn't question at all the 46.06 of Lezak in the 4X100 meters relay of Beijing. He was celebrated as an hero.

( hint: world record of 100 meters: 46.91s )
(second hint: Agnel outstanding last anchor leg in London was only 46.74s)
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The Americans when their ladies broke the 4x100m record that stood from the GDR cheats in the 80s. No questions about drugs this time.

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In the US anyone can freely buy steroids but no Kinder Surprise.
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Ben Johnson was fried even though Carl Lewis and other Americans were doped to the eyeballs, but of course, nobody dared question them.

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