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Lance Armstrong slammed by USADA report

The US Anti-Doping Agency, which in August banned defiant cyclist Lance Armstrong for life and stripped him of his record seven Tour de France titles, released a detailed report Wednesday with sworn testimony from nearly a dozen of his former teammates supporting the agency’s charge that the sport’s most celebrated and controversial star was at the center of “the most sophisticated, professionalized, and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”

The USADA said in its 200-page “reasoned decision” that it had 1,000 pages of evidence from 26 people, including eyewitness accounts, financial payments, scientific data, laboratory tests, and e-mails that showed beyond doubt that Armstrong “had ultimate control over not only his own personal drug use, which was extensive, but also over the doping culture of his team.”

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