For nearly 10 years Lance Armstrong has fought the World Doping Agency on allegations of cheating. About a week ago he gave up his fight against those allegations and was subsequently stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, his 2000 Olympic bronze medal, and all other titles, awards and money he won from August 1998 on.
After beating testicular cancer at the age of 25, he went on an unprecedented run of winning seven consecutive Tour de Frances and became a global icon. Now, he will be marred in controversy until concrete evidence arises that he didn't use performance enhancing drugs. Yes, he never failed a drug test, but neither has Barry Bonds. Armstrong says the process has taken a toll on his family and charity work. He was quoted as saying, “There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, 'Enough is enough.' For me, that time is now," and that the doping agencies have been on an, "unconstitutional witch hunt."