Lance Armstrong formally banned from U.S. Masters Swimming events


Read for instance SwimmingWorld

A few hours after FINA, the global organization that oversees aquatic sports, sent a letter to U.S. Masters Swimming recommending that Lance Armstrong be denied permission to swim in a Masters meet this weekend, USMS has banned the former cyclist from any future Masters swim meets.

So that would be the news breaking that he would race, FINA then objecting, Lance withdrawing and then U.S. Masters Swimming banning him, all in a few hours.

The internet is abuzz but confused.

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  1. tomvangeneugden ik weet dat FINA niet top is qua organisatie, maar gaan we daarom doping gedogen?

    • tomvangeneugden on

      mreys_be ik vind dat FINA eerst zelf eens actie kan ondernemen en dan pas mengen in dit debat.

    • tomvangeneugden on

      mreys_be startverbod voor Armstrong snap ik, en is goed, maar dat FINA dit oplegt vind ik schandalig.

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