Re: Lance Armstrong
I think it's just an indictment of the cycling world in general that allowed a culture to exist where cyclists felt they had to make a choice between winning and not doping. Armstrong may be the epitome of that and sure, his actions to defend himself have been reprehensible, but to me this is about sponsors, officials, coaches, promoters, doctors and everyone else responsible for encouraging athletes to alter their physical chemistry and it's not necessarily fair to put all this blame on one guy. I'm not defending him, in particular, but he didn't create the incentives or the methods to evade testing and he certainly couldn't have doped for so long without a lot of support and willingness by many people to look the other way or to live in denial.
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