Texas Man Charged with Providing Performance Enhancing Drugs to 2020 Olympians

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The Facts

  • Eric Lira is the first person to be charged for distributing PEDs under the Rodchenkov Act.

  • Lira is charged with providing blood-building hormones and transporting 'misbranded' items from Central and South America.

The Spin

Pro-establishment narrative

This charge is a victory for athletes and fair sport, validating the Rodchenkov Act.

Establishment-critical narrative

This law applies to international events and not major American sports leagues, reflecting a double standard and U.S. governmental overreach abroad.

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