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    “The best for their career” Lance Armstrong spent years vehemently denying his use of performance enhancing drugs, while literally dominating the world of cycling, amazing cash winnings, media attention and a worldwide following. After seven consecutive wins at the Tour de France, he was outed for his long-time doping use and in 2012 was stripped of all titles, and banned for life from competitive cycling. (Emily Kendy). Doping was the reason Mr. Armstrong had all of his success in competitive cycling. He was so successful with his career and his doping he had got a nike sponsorship for his achievement.I feel that he saw that he needed to dope in order to achieve not only his goals but his dream. Unfortunately he was striped from his titles and he then was banned from the sport he loved because he admitted to it. He was not the only one who felt the need to dope because there's still people today that dope for every race, game, or match. Although athletes taking performance enhancing drugs is illegal , athletes should be able to take performance enhancing substances because they see…

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    Lance Armstrong biography Cyclist (1971-) Lance Armstrong was born in Texas in 1971. Armstrong was raised by his mother, Linda in the suburbs of Dallas. Armstrong stated athletics at an early age. He began running and swimming at an early age and at 10 entered triathlons. He focused on riding because it was his favourite event and strongest. During high school Armstrong was invited to the U.S Olympic development team, before turning pro as an international cyclist, although his career was…

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    Lance Armstrong was not always born a great athlete. Just like ordinary people, practice makes perfect. Lance’s mother, Linda, was 12 when she had him. When he was just a baby, his father moved out. Furthermore, Linda remarried to Terry Armstrong, and he formally adopted Lance. Terry and Lance never closely bonded, then he got his first bike. Linda managed to buy him his first bike, a Schwinn Mag Scrambler. After she divorced Terry, Linda was fully devoted to her son, “She instilled all her…

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    Drugs in sport is becoming a big problem over the last 10 years. It is becoming such a problem that people are going out of their way and risking their sporting career, just to try and get an edge over other competitors without earning it. In an article from the New Zealand herald about drugs being used in schoolboy rugby, A documentary about Lance Armstrong and his troubles, A youtube video about Alex Rodriguez and a news story about Nadzeya Ostapchuk. From the recent signing of school boy…

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    then husband Eddie Charles Gunderson gave birth to Lance Edward Gunderson. Linda Gayle divorced Eddie Gunderson when Lance was two years old and she later remarried to a man by the name of Keith Armstrong who decided to adopt Lance and take him on as one of his own. Due to this life event Lance changed his name from Gunderson to Armstrong and thus a star was born. Lance took up competitive cycling at the age of thirteen but by the time he hit the age of sixteen he became a triathlete. In 1989…

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    1997 by American cyclist Lance Armstrong and since that time has generated $580 million worth of funds, according to their website “livestrong.org”, to provide free services to help those affected by cancer. This includes people diagnosed with cancer, their families, friends, loved ones and the health care professionals who work with them. The Livestrong Foundation is an organization that is committed to helping people with any type of cancer, and at any stage of their treatment. The mission…

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    We found that cyclist Lance Armstrong was guilty of using EPO on several accounts. Erythropoietin, also know as EPO, is a drug used medically to treat anemia. This advancement in medicine has helped save lives but unfortunately professional athletes, like Armstrong, have used it to help improve their performance. The earliest claims of doping was with Gastone Nencini in the 1960 Tour De France. Around this time athletes would store blood and wait for the body to replace the loss blood.…

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    Lance Armstrong and Bill Cosby were well noted by the public, because they were two outstanding men who represented determination and the importance of family. Lance Armstrong who was diagnosed with testicular cancer, became a hero to the people because he continued to compete in cycling after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Bill Cosby was a groundbreaking black comedian, and was portrayed as a family man in his sitcom “The Cosby Show”. Although these two men seemed to live exemplary…

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    This year I studied four texts, two of which were autobiographies, and the other two were documentaries. The texts are “It’s not about the bike” written by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins, “Open an Autobiography” written by Andre Agassi, “Kevin’s Sentence” presented by Bob Carty from the Canadian broadcasting company and “Over the edge” presented by Linden Macintyre from Canada’s Fifth Estate programme. All four of these texts share the significant theme of overcoming adversity which can…

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    Lance Armstrong Case Study

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    On January seventeenth and eighteenth of the year two thousand and fifteen, thousands of Americans tuned in to OWN (Oprah Interview Network) to watch the Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. The ninety minute interview was done in Mr. Armstrong’s home located in Austin, Texas. Winfrey conducted this interview with Armstrong to address the public U.S. reports of him using banned substances during his professional cyclist career. For years he denied the fact of ever using any type of…

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