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Tom Murray / Why sports need rules against doping

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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 12:01 am

Day after day, it seems, more top cyclists who competed in the sport's peak doping era are admitting they broke the rules. The cult of omerta has at last been broken. Lance Armstrong's supporters are running out of plausible defenses. His recent photo of himself reclining in front of his seven framed Tour de France jerseys is more sad than defiant: He's been stripped of the championship titles they once represented. The facts laid out in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's decision and the affidavits by his former teammates cut off just about every avenue of escape.

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