Essay Lance Armstrong Case Analysis 2

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When Bullying Leads to Believing
“Following Lance Armstrong: Excellence Corrupted case study, written by Clayton Rose and Noah Fisher 2014, of Global Research Group for Harvard Business School.”
When it came to the sport of cycling, Lance possessed characteristics that made him unique. His ability to take in and use oxygen effectively was higher than an average man by 90% and a trained and active many by 42%. Lance also produced less lactic acid than others, which allowed him to dominate the shorter races (Rose & Fisher, 2014). By the time he was 21, Lance had already ridden in his first tour and won the U.S. Pro Championship. Lance Armstrong also cheated death at the young age of 25. He won the battle against cancer when he was
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Armstrong and his team claimed that the team’s mechanic used the syringes for the treatment of his diabetes and the medication was for the riders to treat their road rash. As the years went on Lance and the other riders and team members became more and more entrenched in the doping and lies that came with covering up the facts and did whatever needed to be done to protect themselves. Lance had bullied and verbally threatened anyone that suggested he had cheater; whether it was a journalist, team member or race officials. He also filed lawsuits. One of which was against the Sunday Times for libel in 2004. He paid the Union Cycliste International (UCI) two donations totaling $125,000 to cover his positive test scores. Lance had to protect himself, his team, his foundation and his finances.
Floyd Landis, a former teammate with the USPS team in 2002 – 2004 who had witnessed and participated in both the doping and cover up stories decided to come clean. In September of 2010, Landis filed a federal whistle-blowing lawsuit against Armstrong and other USPS team members knowing that what is currently happening is not what should be happening. This is also known as the normative perspective (Ghillyer, 2014). Maybe Landis decision to speak up was based on Joseph Badaracco Jr’s sleep test ethic (Ghillyer, 2014, pp. 9-10). His subconscious wasn’t letting him sleep peacefully until he did what he knew was right. Truth

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