June 7, 2020
In this file photo from Dec. 1, 2012, a doctor takes a blood test from an athletes during the 18th National Sports Festival in Lagos, Nigeria. The World Anti-Doping Agency is looking to artificial intelligence as a new way to detect athletes who cheat, it is revealed Tuesday May 26, 2020, funding four projects in Canada and Germany, looking at whether AI could spot signs of drug use. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, FILE)
OK, I admit it. I watched every second of ESPN’s two-part, four-hour Lance Armstrong documentary the past two Sundays. I found it highly interesting, evocative, thought-provoking and revealing. The Tour de France is the single most grueling, challenging and interesting sports event of the year. The competitors, every last one of them that even dares to enter the race, let alone finds the courage and determination to actually finish it, should get a medal and a parade in his hometown.