Lance Armstrong '60 Minutes' Report: Armstrong Made Positive Tests Go Away

On Sunday night, "60 Minutes" aired its six-month investigation piece on Lance Armstrong and the various doping allegations he faces. Most of the interview dealt with Armstrong's former teammate, Tyler Hamilton, who alleges that Armstrong and others had long promoted doping, as far back as 1999.

Hamilton alleges that Armstrong and his people were able to make positive tests go away once they learned of them. A Swiss testing agency that oversees the tests alerted the International Cyclists Union about the results, which eventually led to a meeting between Armstrong's people and the UCI. Some of the talk surrounded test procedures, which could help other learn how to beat future tests. As was pointed out, Marion Jones, who eventually admitted to doping, was able to fool drug tests for years, making it possible for Armstrong to do the same.

Later on, Armstrong made two donations to the UCI that totaled $125,000, which based on the tone of the reporting sounds as though they were made to help move on from the test results.

For more on Lance Armstrong, as well as the cycling world at large, check in with SB Nation’s blog, Podium Cafe.

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