The International Cycling Union stripped Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles – the result of a sport trying to clean up its act after years of doping scandals. The cleanup should be commended.
In an effort to clear his name cyclist Lance Armstrong, implicated in a complex doping ring in a report by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, may take a lie detector test, said his lawyer. His lawyer also said he would like Armstrong's former teammates, who testified against him, to take the test as well.
The Lance Armstrong doping scandal, which means he will be stripped of his Tour de France awards, should push the anti-doping effort to a new level. Like the Penn State scandal, sports entities – and fans – must look at the culture of fame and money that drives many sports.
One of the world's least populated countries at around 15 million, Kazakhstan is No. 8 in gold medals at the London Olympic Games.