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America’s top downhill skier, Bode Miller, has accused American sporting icons Lance Armstrong and baseball star Barry Bonds of using doping products. Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine in the run-up to next month’s Winter Olympics in Turin, the controversial skier, who recently said he had raced while drunk, said American athletes were knowingly cheating by using performance-enhancing products.
“Right now, if you want to cheat, you can: Barry Bonds and those guys are just knowingly cheating, but there’s all sorts of loopholes,” Miller told Rolling Stone. “If you say it has to be ‘knowingly’, you do what Lance (Armstrong) and all those guys do, where every morning their doctor gives them a box of pills and they don’t ask anything, they just take the pills.”
Armstrong’s representatives have not so far responded to Miller’s comments.
Miller explained that he was speaking out simply to promote discussion of dope control system. “The drug regulation system is a weird, bad system, and all I’m asking is that we talk about it,” he said.
Last October, Miller infuriated skiing’s hierarchy officials by calling for liberalised doping.