Rejected Armstrong's lawsuit against the USADA

A US court rejected the lawsuit filed by former cyclist Lance Armstrong against the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as "irrelevant" and for merely seeking more "media coverage" and "inciting public opinion against the defendants".

The seven-time winner of the Tour de France had filed this lawsuit against USADA and its executive director, Travis Tygart, before a Texas court to end the process initiated against him for accusing him of doping for years, without "a single result positive to corroborate this statement.

The Texan's statement indicated that USADA did not have jurisdiction, in addition to the fact that the body "is not impartial and does not pursue the truth", stressing that the International Cycling Union (UCI) is the "only organization that allows evaluation of the evidence".

However, according to the 'New York Times' website, just a few hours later, a federal judge in Austin, Armstrong's hometown, dismissed it, indicating that the allegations presented "were totally irrelevant to the complaints" of the ex-cyclist. Thus, Judge Sam Spark noted that these "had been included solely to increase media coverage of this case" and to "incite public opinion against" the agency and Tygart himself.

"This court is not inclined to accommodate Armstrong's desire for publicity, self-aggrandizement, or vilification of defendants, by sifting through the most unnecessary 80 pages in search of even a grain of factual material relevant to his complaints." Sparks pointed out, collects the 'New York Times', warning that the Texan could resubmit the lawsuit in 20 days, but only if he presented relevant information.

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