Originally Posted by The Hitch
Its a sad story with Johnson because Lewis, everyone now knows from what has been revealed about US track in the 80's, was doped to the gills to but he can go around callying himself the best athlete ever, though in some ways he is.
But i saw today that lewis was boasting about how he is the only man in history to retain 100m gold. .
But there is a direct line from all this to Armstrong.
It was partly the USOC embarresment over some of the Lewis crap coming out that LED to the Feds coming down heavy in the BALCO case, eventually destroying Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery (quite rightly) in the process.
And it was the aftershocks of that BALCO case that started to make USADA take this **** more seriously, AND co-operate more closely with the Feds, which led directly to the downfall of Armstrong.
The arc of history is long, and all that...