Lance Armstrong's teammates testify against him

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Yesterday's devastating release of testimony, lab reports and financial records by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, has put Lance Armstrong at the centre of what it calls the most sophisticated doping program in recent sports history. The reaction has ranged from angry disbelief to deep disappointment. And watching it all, prepared to follow up is the CEO of Canada's Centre for Ethics in Sport.



Lance Armstrong's teammates testify against him - Michael Barry

There may be an honest way to win seven Tour de France titles. But it sure looks as if Lance Armstrong found a different way. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released more evidence yesterday into Lance Armstrong's alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. It calls U.S. Postal Team's drug use, the most sophisticated doping program that sport has ever seen.

The one-thousand pages of documents included testimony from 15 cyclists claiming knowledge of Armstrong's drug use. Canadian cyclist Michael Barry is a former member of the U.S. Postal Service team. His testimony to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is part of the documentation it released yesterday.

Michael Barry has now admitted that while part of that team, he took part in doping. We reached Michael Barry by phone.

Lance Armstrong's teammates testify against him - Panel

Lance Armstrong has consistently denied doping. We requested an interview with one of his lawyers, but they declined.

Paul Melia is the president and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. He joined us from Ottawa. And David Visschedyk is a Toronto lawyer, an avid cyclist and a survivor of childhood cancer. In 2006 he was inspired by Lance Armstrong to mount his own charity ride across Canada. David Visschedyk was in our Toronto studio.

This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Bloch, Ellen Saenger and Pacinthe Mattar.


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