doping http://kajx.org en Aspenites React to New Lance Armstrong Film http://kajx.org/post/aspenites-react-new-lance-armstrong-film <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tarnished cyclist Lance Armstrong is at the center of an ongoing controversy about doping in the sport. He’s also now in the spotlight in Hollywood. The first of several anticipated movies about the iconic athlete recently showed in Aspen. In</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Armstrong Lie</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, award winning director Alex Gibney examines the underbelly of the the cyclist’s career. Reporter Elise Thatcher caught up with viewers after a showing at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:35:47 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14167 at http://kajx.org Aspenites React to New Lance Armstrong Film Book Details Money Behind Armstrong Doping Machine http://kajx.org/post/book-details-money-behind-armstrong-doping-machine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A veritable avalanche of information has come out about cyclist Lance Armstrong doping during his career. The iconic athlete even confessed to it in an Oprah interview early this year. But the details keep coming, now in a book by two Wall Street Journal reporters. Vanessa O&rsquo;Connell and Reed </span>Albergotti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explore the financial underpinnings of how and why Armstrong cheated, in the book &ldquo;Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever.&rdquo; Armstrong is a part-time Aspen resident. Aspen Public Radio&rsquo;s Elise Thatcher recently spoke with O&rsquo;Connell and </span>Albergotti<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 8964 at http://kajx.org Book Details Money Behind Armstrong Doping Machine Officials: We’ll Make Sure Cycling’s Clean This Time http://kajx.org/post/officials-we-ll-make-sure-cycling-s-clean-time <p>Early in the 2013 USA Pro Challenge, Aspen Public Radio spent some time with the official drug tester for the International Cycling Union. &nbsp;<a href="http://kajx.org/post/how-are-cyclists-tested-doping-anyway" target="_blank">You can hear that story here.</a> New testing procedures are in effect in an effort to show the sport is trying to clean up after years of doping scandals. &nbsp;In the second report, we take a look at the competing agencies tasked with making sure the athletes are clean. [Note: see above for photos of drug testing chaperones during the 2013 USA Pro Challenge.]</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 04:45:29 +0000 Elise Thatcher 6642 at http://kajx.org Officials: We’ll Make Sure Cycling’s Clean This Time How ARE Cyclists Tested for Doping, Anyway? http://kajx.org/post/how-are-cyclists-tested-doping-anyway <p>Cycling is trying to prove it’s clean. The sport has had a public relations disaster as one after another rider has admitted to doping in years past... including icon and superstar Lance Armstrong. But organizers and younger athletes maintain the sport is far cleaner now, partly because of the kinds of tests used to catching athletes cheating. Aspen Public Radio took a look at what that actually involves.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:45:25 +0000 Elise Thatcher 6365 at http://kajx.org How ARE Cyclists Tested for Doping, Anyway?