NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 05, 2006
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The failure of a second round of doping tests by American cyclist Floyd Landis, who won the Tour de France, examined; statement from Landis quoted; scenes shown from the race. [At press conference, LANDIS - says his testosterone levels are normally high.] The growing doping scandal in sports reviewed; scenes shown of sprinter Justin Gatlin, who failed a drug test baseball's Barry Bonds. ["Los Angeles Times" Alan ABRAHAMSON- says Landis will be involved in litigation for years.] [In Murietta, Landis friend Ernie SANCHEZ- offers a view.]
(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Live interview held with retired cyclist Greg Lemond about Landis & his drug tests. [From Bourne, Massachusetts, LEMOND - doubts Landis will get out of this; says European cycling has a major drug problem that needs to be addressed; explains why athletes may take performance-enhancing drugs to compete.]
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