We look up to them, and our children learn from them. We may even want to learn everything we can about our favorite sports idols, from their origins to their training methods to their favorite cereal. Successful athletes are still only human, though, and can make the same terrible choices as any of us. A number of sports stars over the years have ruined their careers through their horrible decisions.
Scott Pelley is the correspondent. We have learned that U. If he declines, we are told that his lifetime ban in sports will be irreversible.
Armstrong admitted to doping, for the first time, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last week. But the director of the U. Anti-Doping Agency, Travis Tygart, told us that Armstrong did not tell the truth in that interview and left out the most important facts that investigators want to nail down.
Tygart is the official who pursued the Armstrong investigation when others had given up. The evidence amassed by his anti-doping agency forced Armstrong to surrender his titles, lose his sponsors and quit his charity.
Armstrong says he wants to return to sport.
Lance Armstrong's latest legal headache centers around two autobiographical books he published in the early s, It's Not About the Bike and Every Second Counts, and the now-familiar lies he. Jan 19, · Lance Armstrong says the most humbling moment in his doping scandal was being forced to step aside from the Livestrong charity he founded. In , the UCI, world cycling’s governing body, stripped Armstrong of his wins, after an extensive U.S. Anti-Doping Agency investigation concluded Armstrong led “the most sophisticated.
Travis Tygart holds the keys to that decision. So we asked him this week about Armstrong's talk show confession. You know, at one point in the interview he said that he was curious about the definition of the word cheater. And he looked it up in the dictionary and didn't think it necessarily applied to him.
I mean Scott you could go to almost any kindergarten in this country or frankly around the world and find kids playing tag or four square and ask 'em what cheating is. And every one of 'em will tell you it's breaking the rules of the game.
No real athlete has to look up the definition of cheating. Armstrong described doping as so routine, it was, quote, "Like the air in our tires and the water in our bottles.
It's just simply not true. And I think it's a pretty cowardly self-interested justification or rationalization for his decision to defraud millions of people. Last October, it issued a report that's called a "reasoned decision. He suggested that cycling in those years was a level playing field because everyone did it.
He wasn't doing anything special. The access they had to inside information to how the tests work, what tests went in place at what time, special access to the laboratory, he was on an entirely different playing field than all the other athletes even if you assume all the other athletes had access to some doping products.
Armstrong admitted in the interview to doping throughout his seven Tour de France victories. He tried to make a comeback in He admitted the first seven, but those last two races in '09 and he said he did not dope, he was racing clean.
Just contrary to the evidence.
The evidence is clear. His blood tests in, expert reports based on the variation of his blood values from those tests, one to a million chance that it was due to something other than doping. You have to wonder why if he admits to doping in the first seven Tour de France races, why he would proclaim his innocence in and I think it stops the criminal conspiracy and protects him and the others that helped him pull off this scheme from potential criminal prosecution if that was in fact true.
How does that help him in that way?
There's a five-year statute on a fraud criminal charge. So the five years today would have been expired. However, if the last point of his doping as we alleged and proved in our reasoned decision was inthen the statute has not yet expired and he potentially could be charged with a criminal violation for conspiracy to defraud.
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