Armstrong Drops Out of Swimming Competition
Something about doping in another sport
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2013 12:02 PM CDT
Lance Armstrong in 2010.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FIle)

(Newser) – Lance Armstrong wants to make a triumphant return to competitive athletics, but he's running out of sports. The cyclist-turned-triathlete and doper extraordinaire has dropped out of a swimming competition at the University of Texas this weekend, reports the AP. Organizers of the US Masters Swimming event thought it would be OK because the competition didn't fall under the umbrella of the US Anti-Doping Agency, which has banned Armstrong for life from all its events. But after swimming's international governing body raised a stink, Armstrong withdrew.

"He doesn't want to cause any more harm to any more organizations," says the executive director of US Masters Swimming. "His interest was around fitness and training."

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evince
Apr 5, 2013 10:54 AM CDT
It's now a pariah
Botulizard
Apr 5, 2013 9:02 AM CDT
That's just nuts.
RidersOnTheStorm
Apr 5, 2013 9:01 AM CDT
US Masters Swimming does not carry out drug testing, so Lance thinks: 'Ehhh..OK.....all's good....go for it' FINA rightly put a stop to their gallop. Question is - why does he continuosly try to enter THE main event, for which he is the lead contender by a country mile,..................World's Main Douchebag OK, all's good Lance, go for it...