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Americans can be hypocrites in the performance-enhancers debate

Chuckle if you must at cycling's drug problem, but don't turn a blind eye to the same issue in America. Story

Updated: July 31, 2007, 3:08 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

Excuse us, kind Frenchmen. We Americans can be haughty. We can be delusional. We can be accusatory, and we love laughing at you while ignoring the outrageousness of our own situations.

We sat here for the past week or so, high and mighty in our sports ivory towers, ridiculing the Tour de France, which concluded with numerous doping scandals and a heavy cloak of embarrassment.

Understand that it's very easy for American sports fans to thumb their nose at the Tour de France and find ...

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