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2003 08-15-2012 11:01 PM

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.

Fujee 08-15-2012 11:13 PM

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.

Tommy_Vercetti 08-16-2012 12:14 AM

Re: Why doesn't Usain Bolt get the Lance Armstrong treatment from the public?
 
He's not American.

Har-Tru 08-16-2012 12:26 AM

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.

scarecrows 08-16-2012 08:28 AM

Re: Why doesn't Usain Bolt get the Lance Armstrong treatment from the public?
 
and none of Boltīs teammates have declared about themselves and Bolt being doped

Time Violation 08-16-2012 09:04 AM

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

Originally Posted by Tommy_Vercetti (Post 12327040)
He's not American.

:haha: :facepalm:

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

2003 08-16-2012 10:18 AM

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

Originally Posted by Taejin (Post 12327676)
:haha: :facepalm:

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

Lance wasn't?

Purple Rainbow 08-16-2012 12:52 PM

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

Originally Posted by 2003 (Post 12327794)
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.

Johnny Groove 08-16-2012 12:58 PM

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.

Gagsquet 08-16-2012 12:58 PM

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.

rocketassist 08-16-2012 12:59 PM

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

Originally Posted by Tommy_Vercetti (Post 12327040)
He's not American.

:haha:

The Americans were the first to point the finger at Ye Shiwen and anyone else who beats them at their 'favourite' sports.

Gagsquet 08-16-2012 01:05 PM

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)

Action Jackson 08-16-2012 01:11 PM

Re: Why doesn't Usain Bolt get the Lance Armstrong treatment from the public?
 
The Americans when their ladies broke the 4x100m record that stood from the GDR cheats in the 80s. No questions about drugs this time.

bokehlicious 08-16-2012 01:11 PM

Re: Why doesn't Usain Bolt get the Lance Armstrong treatment from the public?
 
In the US anyone can freely buy steroids but no Kinder Surprise.

Time Violation 08-16-2012 01:27 PM

Re: Why doesn't Usain Bolt get the Lance Armstrong treatment from the public?
 
Ben Johnson was fried even though Carl Lewis and other Americans were doped to the eyeballs, but of course, nobody dared question them.

Quote:

Carl Lewis has broken his silence on allegations that he was the beneficiary of a drugs cover-up, admitting he had tested positive for banned substances but claiming he was just one of "hundreds" of American athletes who were allowed to escape bans.

"There were hundreds of people getting off," he said. "Everyone was treated the same."

Lewis has now acknowledged that he failed three tests during the 1988 US Olympic trials, which under international rules at the time should have prevented him from competing in the Seoul games two months later.

The admission is a further embarrassment for the United States Olympic Committee, which had initially denied claims that 114 positive tests between 1988 and 2000 were covered up. It will add weight to calls by leading anti-doping officials and top athletes for an independent inquiry into the US's record on drug issues.


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