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Lance Armstrong to come clean?: Queen's University expert

2013-01-14

Queen’s University School of Kinesiology and Health Studies professor emeritus Geoff Smith is available to talk about Lance Armstrong’s upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey on Jan. 17. The New York Times has reported the former Tour de France champion is considering admitting he used performance enhancing drugs.

Dr. Smith, an expert on cheating in sports, says an admission of guilt would rank the Lance Armstrong saga up there with some of the greatest scandals in sports history.

“Move over Barry Bonds and Ben Johnson, there may be a new athletic cheating superstar. It’s sad that this is becoming more and more common – great athletes turning out to be cheaters. Steroids are endemic in sports culture now – it is everywhere,” says Dr. Smith, a former NCAA Division 2 basketball player with University of California Santa Barbara.

Please note that Prof. Smith is only available on Jan. 9-10 and will be out of the country as of Jan. 11. He will not be available on Jan. 17.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi (office: 613.533.6000 ext. 77513, michael.onesi@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (office: 613-533-2877, Anne.Craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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