Lance Armstrong becomes Russian citizen, will compete at Olympics

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has formally renounced his American nationality and become a Russian citizen, having become disillusioned with the US stance on yellow wristbands. He now intends to compete for Russia in a number of different disciplines at the Rio Olympics in 2016, such as cycling, rowing, discus, hammer throwing, 100 metres and synchronised swimming.

Armstrong was joined by Russian Premier, Vladimir Putin, who spoke of his admiration for the ex-American ex-Tour de France champion: ‘We haven’t seen the best of Lance yet. We are putting together a crack team of specialists to ensure that he has everything he needs to represent Russia for as long as we need him to,’ he said.


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