Profile: The Attorney who Tripped Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong has lost his seven Tour de France victories after admitting doping. This is from 2005 where he won the Tour for the fifth time. Photo: Ullisan/Flickr

The biggest doping scandal for years came to light when former bike riders from the US Postal team admitted the use of doping.

Behind the case stood the American anti doping agency USADA. The lead attorney in the investigation was William Bock who will be speaking at Play The Game 2013.

Since 2007, Bock has been General Counsel with USADA. Among other duties, he is also a member of the Doping Panel in the international swimming federation, FINA.

Lance Armstrong is stripped of all victories

The investigation meant that Lance Armstrong was stripped of all his seven Tour de France wins. The American athlete later admitted to have used doping during all wins.

In an interview with Crain’s Detroit Business, William Bock mentioned an interview of the bike rider David Zabriskie during the investigation as extraordinary remarkable.

“He (Zabriskie) talked about the first time he used (performance-enhancing drugs) and that he went back to his room and cried,” William Bock said.

First tweet from Armstrong after losing his Tour de France titles.

Bock involved in case against Justin Gatling

In the interview, William Bock outlines this as an event during the investigation he will never forget.

Among other prominent cases in William Bock’s career is the one against the former Olympic gold medalist in 100 meters, Justin Gatlin. He received a four year ban from athletics.

William Bock will be speaking at Play the Game on Monday at about 4 PM.

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