Armstrong case a victory in larger fight against doping, world agency says

The Canadian Press
Associated Press

MONTREAL - The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency says the case against Lance Armstrong doesn't mean the fight against performance-enhancing drugs will be over any time soon.

John Fahey says stripping Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles helped bring attention to a major problem in sports — but that much more remains to be done.

Fahey says doping will probably always be an issue and the goal is to contain it as much as possible.

Fahey made the comments at a meeting in Montreal, where the organization is headquartered.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency ordered Armstrong banned from cycling for life after he was accused of helping run the most sophisticated doping program in sports.

The decision was later ratified by the International Cycling Union.