Lance Armstrong

John Stossel and Nick Gillespie Talk Lance Armstrong, Doping, and Sports


Last Thursday, I appeared on John Stossel's Fox Business show to discuss Lance Armstrong, performance-enhancing drugs, and what should and shouldn't be considered cheating. It's a fun discussion that covers a lot of ground—not as much as the Tour de France—that anyone interested in sports, government prohibition, and human augmentation might find interesting. Click above to watch and go here for more videos.

The entire episode was about the business of sports. Go here to look for segments from the show.

NEXT: Obamacare Spurs Shift to Part-Time Workers

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. Hey you know Hitler used performance enhancing drugs?

    1. How else could you ever get a physique like that?


  3. Hate to sound like a polarized argument moron but you have only two choices in dealing with doping effectively. Either you allow it totally and have medical supervision of the inevitable complicatons/deaths or you have the right to walk into any venue, any training camp, anywhere, anytime to test and if it is positive then give out a mandatory lifetime ban. Personally I favor the later because the compromise policing now is somewhat ineffectual.
    Mark Elliott MD…..&Itemid=56

    1. The former is the only viable way to go. HGH is hardly the worst thing football players do to their bodies, or most other athletes for that matter.

      If done openly, a proper hormonal treatment regime could be established that would improve athletes’ performance and healing, and also minimize health risks to them.

      Any ban and testing regime is only going to encourage more cheating and create uncertainty within sports.

    2. The second won’t work, as evidenced by Armstrong passing every single drug test in his career, which means every top five(?) finish, plus more from random testing.

      If he couldn’t be caught with that spree, how do you expect to enforce option 2? If a law can’t be enforced, it ought to be voided. and all previous convictions reversed.

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.