Lance Armstrong has a few million dollars in the bank. I seriously doubt he needed taxpayer dollars to buy steroids.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Governments should not fund sports of any kind, ever.
If people want sports, they can pay for it, directly. That way the only people that pay for sports are the actuall people that want to.
If the money they pay cannot keep the sport going, then it was meant to die.
My wife is a HUGE fan of Lance Armstrong, she used to be an avdi bicyclist (also motorcylists). Thru a business involvement she also know thru a 3rd party business quite a bit about his substances usage, and not just illegal, but some very exotic "legal" supplements. She is on Armstong's side on this, whether or not he was doping.