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USADA bans Armstrong for doping

USADA bans Armstrong for doping
The long-standing doping clout over one of the greatest ever sportsperson’s miraculous feat of winning seven Tour de France titles – considered the hardest race to test human endurance – took a dramatic turn on Friday when the US cycling legend Lance Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour titles besides being banned for life.

On Thursday, he declared that he would no longer fight doping charges by the US Anti-Doping Agency, which said it would strip him of his crowns and ban him for life from competitive events.

The cancer survivor made the announcement in a written staement, as he faced a midnight deadline on Thursday to formally challenge the accusations against him. ‘There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, "Enough is enough",’ the American said in the statement, which was posted on his web site ‘For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999,’ he said.
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