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Mixed Reaction To Lance Armstrong's Steroid Use Admission

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By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) After Lance Armstrong admitted last week to taking steroids to help him win the Tour de France bicycle race seven times, many other athletes are thinking about how that decision affects them.

Some local residents say Armstrong raised $10 million for charity, so it was good that he won those races. But they also point out that Armstrong broke the rules by taking steroids, and that's why he was stripped of the medals he had won.

Local resident Caleb Churchman says, "Since he got away with it for so long, they could keep going and try to use artificial steroids. Or they could learn from him getting caught, and try to be better just naturally."

Churchman says the effect of Armstrong's admission could go either way. But he says it's hard to say which decision that individual athletes will make as a whole.

Jan. 21, 2013.


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