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Greg Norman brands Lance Armstrong as 'a frigging disgrace' for putting 'black eye' on cycling

ANI  |  Sydney 

Former world number one golfer Greg Norman has said that former American cyclist Lance Armstrong is a 'frigging disgrace' because he used chemicals to enhance his performance.

Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles because of blood doping. And Norman believes that anybody who uses a chemical to perform better in the desire to be successful, that is the sin of all sins for him.

Norman claimed that if one wants to do recreational drugs and cocaine, that is their call, but added that one shouldn't do drugs for the purpose of beating other guys, insisting that he feels sorry for every other cyclist, and for the sport because of the black eye Armstrong put on it, reported.

The Australian golf legend hopes that there is a day when he can get involved, maybe with the World Anti-Doping Agency or the Athletes Council, claiming that maybe one day there would be a biological passport in place that, no matter where one starts, high school or whatever, it would show that they have been clean all the way through.

Norman said that there is nothing more rewarding than achieving the pinnacle through hard work, and not by shooting oneself up with crap.

Norman said that he hates that there has even been the question of whether it exists in golf, questioning whether is it because one is so narcissistic to want it, or one is so greedy that one needs to win no matter the cost, adding that it just goes totally against his grain.

First Published: Sun, April 12 2015. 15:29 IST