Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lance Armstrong Doping Investigation On '60 Minutes'

According to a “60 Minutes” report, Lance Armstrong’s former teammates have admitted to federal authorities that not only did they use banned substances, but Lance Armstrong did as well.

An investigation by Scott Pelley’s team on “60 Minutes” into Armstrong and the use of banned substances in pro-cycling aired this Sunday.

The Associated Press reports on former teammate Tyler Hamilton's observations to "60 Minutes" regarding the U.S. Postal team operation:

  • Team leaders, including doctors and managers, encouraged and supervised doping;

  • Doping was going on inside the U.S. Postal team even before Armstrong joined in 1998;

  • Performance-enhancing drugs, including EPO and human growth hormone, were handed out to cyclists in white lunch bags;

  • Team members were met at the airport, driven to hotels, told to lie down and give blood that could be transfused back into their bodies at a later date.

Armstrong continues to deny doping. Armstrong’s attorney, Mark Fabian, has released multiple statements against the CBS report, remarking that Lance Armstrong “has passed nearly 500 tests over twenty years of competition.”

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