At this point maybe they should just allow the use of "illegal" performance enhancing drugs. It's not like their use isn't rampant in nearly all athletics at this point anyways, and at this point people are assuming most pro athletes are using them in any case. One of my friends who competed in Track and Field from 96 till a few years back said that in his opinion 75-90% of all track and field competitors on the US team were likely using some form of performance enhancing drugs, most of them undetectable by the IOC.
Oh, Armstrong was clean? Poor baby, harrassed by the French press... Interesting to see how defensive and rude he became when interviewed about humor (you know, before he paid a friendly visit to his failing friend Floyd who rode into the sunset the next day) . Of course, Armstrong is the master of humor and the unknown French journalist who catches him off guard is a d....head. Let's turn this over upside down round and round. Just for fun.
I guess we'll see what happens. If it was the cortisone shots that elevated his levels, he'll fail the B test and will have a lot of work to do to clear his name. The TdF officials gave Landis a waiver for the cortisone, so one would assume that they knew of its properties. Landis may also have taken drugs - who knows?
I'm all for getting rid of the drug regulation. I want to see what man can achieve when aided by the finest in performance-enhancing medications. Remember the SNL All-Drug Olympics?
He mentioned in an interview that he has 'naturally high levels of testosterone'. If that were true, wouldn't he have been caught much earlier than this? I thought they test these guys very frequently.