Armstrong would need `miracle` to get lifetime ban `overturned`, says WADA president
London – Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong needs something close to a miracle for his lifetime suspension to be lifted, according to the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
According to the BBC, the American recently said he would co-operate with any doping inquiry but wants to be treated the same as other drug cheats.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) imposed Armstrong’s ban in August last year, later accusing him of conducting the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme sport has ever seen, the report said.
The president said that only USADA can reopen Armstrong’s case and there would have to be an enormously powerful reason for it to do so, according to the report.
Armstrong said on Monday he would testify with 100 percent transparency and honesty at any inquiry into doping by the UCI, cycling’s governing body, as long as his punishment is the same as other guilty parties, the report added.