August 05, 2006

Tour de France Winner Landis Fails Second Drug Test

From the Associated Press -- "Floyd Landis was fired by his team and the Tour de France no longer considered him its champion Saturday after his second doping sample tested positive for higher-than-allowed levels of testosterone. The head of France's anti-doping commission said the samples contained synthetic testosterone, indicating that it came from an outside source."

Sad, sad, sad. If Landis really did ingest artificial testosterone illegally and was caught, that's sad. If he didn't, and is the victim of a plot to take away his title unfairly (recall the 2002 Winter Olympics figure skating scandal involving the French judge and the many unfounded doping allegations against Lance Armstrong after his Tour de France victories), that's even sadder.

When did sports become so impure?


At 8:32 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

This guy looks like he is on something. Just doesn't have that clean-cut healthy glow of a cycling champion. C'est la vie!


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