Lance Armstrong case 'done and dusted' says Wada president

Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong needs "something close to a miracle" for his lifetime suspension to be lifted, says the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Armstrong, 42, was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and has admitted taking banned substances.

The American said he would co-operate with any doping inquiry but wants to be treated the same as other drug cheats.

"As far as I'm concerned, it's done and dusted," said Wada chief John Fahey.

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) imposed Armstrong's ban in August last year, later accusing him of conducting "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme sport has ever seen".

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Fahey says only Usada can reopen Armstrong's case and there would have to be an "enormously powerful reason" for it to do so.

The Australian said: "He did what he did. He did not co-operate, did not defend the charges. He was dealt with by proper process and the reasoned decision released by Usada was irrefutable.

"It would take something close to a miracle to see it change in his case."

Armstrong said on Monday he would testify with "100% transparency and honesty" at any inquiry into doping by the UCI, cycling's governing body, as long as his punishment is the same as other guilty parties.

"If everyone gets the death penalty, then I'll take the death penalty," Armstrong told the BBC.

"If everyone gets a free pass, I'm happy to take a free pass. If everyone gets six months, then I'll take my six months."

Armstrong retired from cycling in 2011 after initially quitting in 2005.