Lance Armstrong Doping In Sport

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The subject of doping is an issue in sports that is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. The win at all costs mentality has both financial and psychological roots growing deep within sports. I too was a fan of Lance Armstrong, and his journey of overcoming cancer and winning the Tour so many times was absolutely beyond inspirational to me at the time. I was crushed when learning of his banned drug usage. Through his own admission, his usage of performance enhancers stemmed from beating cancer and developing that win at all costs mindset (Cycling, 2013). Although I do believe I understand the genesis of his attitude, Lance and others have done the world a great disservice. Anytime an athlete is at the top of the game for any great period of

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