Lance Armstrong withdraws from swim meet

www.statesman.com Published: April 4, 2013
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Lance Armstrong withdrew from a masters swim meet after the sport’s governing body said he was ineligible to compete.
FINA, which oversees international swimming, sent a letter to US Masters executive director Rob Butcher telling him not to accept Armstrong’s registration. FINA, based in Switzerland, has a testing relationship with the World Anti Doping Agency.


Armstrong had hoped to swim in three events this weekend at the masters zone meet. He has been banned for life from all sports affiliated with WADA and the U.S. Anti Doping Agency. US Masters is more of a recreational-based group. It does not drug test, since many of its swimmers are on medication for health reasons.

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