In a way there is nothing new about the latest doping allegations against 7 time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. These what seems like new charges being brought by the USADA, the US Anti Doping Agency, are pretty much the same charges the Justice Department had failed to successfully prosecute after a two year investigation.
So what are the doping charges being alleged against Armstrong? The USADA has come out with a 15 page letter detailing what they believe is evidence of doping by Armstrong over the span of his professional career. This evidence includes blood samples from 2009 and 2010 and witnesses who have said they have seen or heard Lance Armstrong use or talk about using performance enhancing drugs. Allegations that Lance Armstrong has once again vehemently denied again on his website and Twitter feed.
This story has generated quite a buzz on Twitter. Armstrong himself is using the #unconstitutional hashtag in several of his tweets to get his point across. You can bet this story isn’t going away as the following Twitter accounts are actually seeing some responses from both parties involved. Follow the latest breaking news and the public’s response to this story on Twitter. You can bet the following Twitter accounts and hashtags will be tweeting about this doping allegation story daily.
@lancearmstrong: the official verified Twitter account of 7 time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong with over 3.5 million followers and 9,000 tweets as of the date of this post. Lance has responded to these allegations in full with some pretty strong tweets tweeting his overt indignation of these charges. Here are his last 3 tweets:
@usantidoping: the official Twitter feed of the US Anti-Doping Agency, the USADA, with over 2,700 followers and over 420 tweets to the date of this post. Their latest tweet has a link to a post with their response to the US Postal Service Cycling Team Notice of Doping Allegations from CEO Travis T. Tygart. In this response Tygart states that indeed a written notice of the allegations was sent to Lance Armstrong and 5 other individuals and that an independent panel of arbitrators will determine if any doping rules have been violated.
Lance Armstrong, Postal Service, Tour de France and USADA Tweets and Hashtags