U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Releases Details of Armstrong Investigation
The agency is calling it the most sophisticated doping program in recent sports history. Video by fox47news.comvideo
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is calling it the most sophisticated doping program in recent sports history, releasing details of its investigation into Lance Armstrong.
The agency is accusing armstrong of using performance-enhancing drugs during his career. It names 11 former teammates as key witnesses, and details the way -- they say -- drugs were delivered and administered to Armstrong's teams.
The report also claims, winning and doping went hand in hand in cycling, and says Armstrong's teams were the best at getting it done without being caught.
Armstrong's lawyers are calling the findings "a one-sided hatchet job."
"This outcome was predetermined at USADA months, if not years ago. If there are affidavits after August 23rd when we notified USADA that we were not going to arbitrate this matter, then whoever signed those affidavits knew they were never going to get questioned about it or ever get cross-examined on it," Armstrong's attorney Tim Herman says.
Armstrong, who overcame cancer, is insisting he never cheated. But in August, he decided not to fight the USADA charges - giving up all seven of his Tour de France titles.
The athlete was also banned for life from competitive cycling.
Armstrong's lawyers also argue the USADA ignored hundreds of doping tests the cyclist passed during his career.