Lance Armstrong Books Reclassified as ‘Fiction’ in Australian Library - Well, It Was a Hoax
Users of Manly Library in Sydney, Australia were greeted by a sign saying that all books by Lance Armstrong — who recently admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his seven Tour de France victories — would no longer be found in the non-fiction section of the library, but would be moved to the fiction section.
The sign, in a plastic stand on a library bookshelf (which went viral on the interwebs within hours), read:
All non-fiction Lance Armstrong Books, including Lance Armstrong - Images of a Champion, The Lance Armstrong Performance Program and Lance Armstrong: World's Greatest Champion, will soon be moved to the fiction section.
Later revealed as a joke, Manly Library said the hoax prompted an internal review and that it’s not possible for libraries to arbitrarily reclassify categories of books as the ISBN determines that.
The internet, perhaps appropriately, flamed up with debates over whether Armstrong’s drug cheating in sport overshadowed his achievements beating cancer and motivating people. I’m disappointed with him after all the ‘success’, but I guess it proves he’s human. What do you think? Has the cheating totally blown any of his other achievements away?
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