Yep, more Lance news! Yesterday, USADA CEO Travis Tygart appeared on Showtime’s new 60 Minute Sports series to address all things Armstrong. Tygart says that Martial Saugy, head of the WADA lab in Lausanne, Switzerland, admitted to helping Armstrong avoid positive tests for EPO in the early aughts.
He recounted a 2010 conversation with Saugy concerning Armstrong’s sample from the 2001 Tour de Suisse:
He sat beside me and said: "Travis, there is a sample from Lance Armstrong that i... Read More
The Australian heatwave that has forced many from their homes and left 100 people missing has now made it impossible to pump gas in one town in the southern Outback. Oodnadatta—yes, that is the town's real name—has hit a scorching 119 degrees Fahrenheit, only a four degrees off the national record, which the town also holds.
"The ground, the building, everything is so hot, you walk outside and you feel it's going to burn you," Pink Roadhouse owner Lynnie Plate said. Mrs. Plate said... Read More
The zorb, essentially a giant, inflatable human hamster ball, is supposed to be a joyous, transparent symbol of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. But it seems it can also be an extremely dangerous resort ride. Denis Burakov, 27, was killed last weekend when the zorb he was riding in with his friend, Vladimir Scherbov, took a plunge off a cliff at a ski area in the southern Russian state of Abkhazia. The zorb was supposed to come to a gentle stop at the bottom of the slope when it sudd... Read More
On Wednesday, the West Australian Fisheries Department ordered the killing of a great white shark after coming to the conclusion that repeated shark sightings along a stretch of unpatrolled beach were all the same animal. The decision marks the first hunt for the protected species since the government introduced "imminent threat" guidelines in 2012 in response to five fatal shark attacks. The sightings have occurred almost every day for the past 10 days, about 150 miles south of Perth. The ... Read More
Three environmental groups have sued the United States government for its failure to protect the endangered loggerhead sea turtle. The Center for Biological Diversity, Oceana Inc., and Turtle Island Restoration maintain that the government has not complied with deadlines set in the Endangered Species Act, which requires protected areas to be created for loggerheads. "The services are depriving this critically imperiled species of significant legal protections that are important for its conserv... Read More