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greenman
I tend to do so as well
Sat Jan 22, 2011 23:21
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...but have to wonder if a combination of clever timing and use of illegal methods like blood doping couldn't have evaded the tests...

Still up in the air, I'm not convinced he's guilty. Just wondering about the increasing chorus of testimony against him.

  • Some of those accusations are from ex-teammates who later became competitors. I don't see any proof that he ever failed any drug tests. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presumption_of_innocence
    • I tend to do so as well — greenman, Sat Jan 22 23:21
    • I tend to agree, Ken.Poppet, Wed Jan 19 18:21
      It may well be possible to beat the odds on a handful of tests, but Armstrong is one of the most tested athletes in the history of sports...
      • Is This A Case Where...Uru Hammer, Thu Jan 20 09:30
        ...they were not testing for a substance at the time, but are now going back and testing for it? They do keep the material that they are testing for years, I guess, and have done this kind of... more
        • Wouldn't that lend itself to tampering?Siã☀©◔̯◔, Sun Jan 30 18:42
          No "chain of custody" protecting samples would lend itself to all sorts of mischief... and who knows what years of sitting on a shelf, unprotected from sunlight, etc that samples were exposed to? I... more
        • i wonder if there is a pointquentin, Fri Jan 21 22:22
          where the sample has degraded over time and the results are no longer reliable. guess it all depends on what they are testing for.
        • I'm not sure.Poppet, Thu Jan 20 17:10
          I'd have to research that.
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