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Lance Armstrong collaborates with Caitlyn Jenner for a discussion on transgender athletes and the concept of “fairness” in sports. Yes, you read that right, it’s Lance Armstrong…
When discussing the issue of transgender athletes in competitive sports, it’s not often that Lance Armstrong and Caitlyn Jenner come to mind as the ideal spokespeople. However, the unlikely pair is teaming up to address the matter for The Forward. Generally, we wouldn’t pay attention to right-wing content involving disgraced celebrities offering opinions on topics far beyond their expertise, akin to Gene Simmons of KISS making geopolitical observations. But Armstrong’s tweets sparked our interest when he raised the issue of “fairness” in sports. Is this some kind of joke?
“Is there not a world where we can support the transgender community, question the fairness of transgender athletes in sports, and not be labeled as transphobic or bigoted?” Armstrong tweeted, promoting their project with Jenner. “Do we have the answers? And do we even want to know the answers?” It’s astonishing to witness such a lack of self-awareness and humility displayed publicly. Just in case anyone needs a reminder of why Armstrong should still be considered a questionable source, let’s recap.
Armstrong was once hailed as an icon of cancer survival and athletic determination, winning the Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. However, his titles were stripped when a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) investigation revealed that he had consistently used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career. He was also banned from sports governed by the World Anti-Doping Code. For a full account of Armstrong’s denial and eventual admission in 2013, it’s worth taking a few minutes to explore the details. The hypocrisy becomes painfully evident.
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