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  1. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    France 'protected' Armstrong from a 2005 police anti-doping raid

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies Lawyer says police abandoned a doping raid on the American star's hotel at the 2005 Tour because his team were warned about it Armstrong 'protected in France' Lance Armstrong, branded a drug cheat and banned from cycling by the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada), narrowly escaped a police raid on his hotel during the 2005 Tour de France because he was being ...

  2. PSG best bet to unseat Lyon as Ligue 1 starts

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford The major European league season kicks off tonight when Marseille host Bordeaux in the opening clash of the French Ligue 1 campaign. Lyon, bidding for a record fifth consecutive championship, open their title defence on tomorrow's main p ...

  3. Status grows by leaps and bounds

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by his sponsor, Salomon. There is a specific mountain range he calls home: the Catalonian Pyrenees, near Spain's border with France. He was born and raised on a refuge there at an altitude ... in Australia, the Western States 100 (100 miles) in the US, UTMB in France, the Table Mountain Challenge in South Africa and the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon in Malaysia. After a few ...

  4. Sacre bleu! HK women lose to France

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong suffered mixed feelings at the world team championships in Bremen, Germany after the women's squad were surprisingly defeated by France in their second group ... French side as they lost 3-1, in the biggest upset so far at the world event. Carole Grundisch collected two points for France as she beat Lin Ling and Tie Yana 3-1 and 3-2 respectively, while ...

  5. France should accept defeat gracefully

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading the news these days, even more than before, it is clear something is wrong in the world of soccer. Italy won the World Cup after a final with France that ended in a draw; the trophy was decided by a penalty shootout. In the semi-final, Italy defeated Germany with two late but valid goals in extra time. Nevertheless, the French do not want to recognise their defeat ...

  6. France bursting with pride after proving the critics wrong

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Flamboyant France coach Thierry Janeczek hailed his side's 'miracle' in reaching only their second-ever World Cup quarter-final. The Tricolores were bursting ... 'The bookmakers said we would finish in 12th or 15th position and I was even thinking the plate final was our best chance. This shows we have some great sevens players in France ...

  7. France blank SAR in Cup opener

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong suffered a 3-0 defeat against tournament favourites France in their opening match at the World Finals of the Junior Federation Cup in Barcelona, Spain. The Hong Kong girls, Venise Chan Wing-yau, 16, Zhang Ling, 16, and Jessica Yang Zi-jun, 15, faced another strong team, the United States, in their second match yesterday evening. They are due to play ...

  8. France stint pays off as Ricco leads the way

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell A long summer training stint in the south of France paid off for elite junior triathlete Ricco Chan Ye-ko who won his category in the third Aquathon of the season at Plover Cove on Sunday. Several juniors recorded good times, but La Salle College student Ricco, 17, a former South China Morning Post Sportsperson of the Year, led the way with a strong 500-metre swim ...

  9. Sports diary

    Posted Jul 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... TOMORROW Cycling: Tour de France, 212.5km third stage from La Chataigneraie to Tours. Tennis: Swiss Open starts in Gstaad, ATP tournament starts in Newport, Swedish Open starts in Bastad. TUESDAY Athletics: IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting in Lausanne. Cycling: Tour de France, 67.5km team time trial from Tours to Blois. WEDNESDAY Cycling: Tour de France, 183km fifth stage from ...

  10. Back on track

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... This year's edition of the Tour de France, with nail-biting tension through to the end, has offered one of the most exciting finishes in years- and without the serious doping blight ... after testing positive for a masking agent. These images from European Pressphoto Agency, Agence France-Presse, Reuters and Associated Press show the grit and pain of every kilometre. ...




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