Some reading for you stu mcgroo Please god make it stop.
Lance Armstrong caught cheating?
but frustrating for someone involved in the criminal justice system to keep hearing that line trotted out.
Poor mite. Don't read the threads then?
PeterPoddy - Member
Serious question - if someone was accused of murder, would sworn testimony, a receipt for a weapon and a threatening email be enough to convict them?
If yes, fine
If not, all we are left with is
Well, it's not as simple as that - they would have different burdens of proof required. In the UK (I'm not sure about the US so won't post about it) murder would be a criminal conviction and you would have to prove it beyond reasonable doubt before conviction. Doping in sport would be a civil case and as such the burden of proof is lowered to the balance of probabilities. This doesn't stop a murderer being convicted on witness testimony alone though.
Well he was apprehended leaving the building wearing a striped jersey, eye mask and carrying a bag full of nicked stuff with swag written on it, they didn't catch him filling the bag though.
Armstrong never failed a doping test
Except of course for the ones he failed
Make it stop. Please, make it stop
Nah - make it continue.
Lance has clearly demonstrated that media management works
"I never failed a drugs test" you say it, people believe it.
I mean he wouldn't say. "I was tested many times using methods that could not detect the things I'm accused of taking"
ot defending himself he has successfuly ctreated uncertainty in the publics colective mind
Thanks for the replies, it wasn't a troll and I know there have been lots of threads but the facts do tend to get lost in a multitude of differing opinions and this thread is no different.
I'm not a fan of the testimony-by-a-confessed-cheat-for-a-lesser-sentence approach to justice which is why I asked the original question.
No, I prefer the dopers to actually get caught, or at least confess to it. You know, like Jacques Anquetil, Lucien Aimar, Lius Ocana, Eddy Merchx, Bernard Thevenet, Joop Zoetemelk, Laurent Fignon, Pedro Delgado, Miguel Indurain, Bjarne Riis, Jan Ullrich, Marco Pantani, Floyd Landis and Alberto Contador. And they're just the TdF winners!
When was Indurain caught?
When was Indurain caught?
+ve for Salbutamol in 1994. Also had big lungs, which is an explanation for his high VO2.
Didn't he get a tue for that?
Trouble is, some people can apparently get caught and still get away with it. That's when you need witnesses.
I thought they only banned Salbutamol to try and stop Indurain winning. Its not even in the same league....
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