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  • Aug 28, 2014
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Lance Armstrong

Seven-time Tour de France winner. Armstrong was a professional road racing cyclist and survivor of testicular cancer who retired in early 2011. In June 2012, the US Anti-Doping Agency charged him of using illegal performance enhancing drugs based on evident of blood samples and other cyclists’ testimony. Armstrong gave up fighting against the allegation in August. On October 22, Union Cycliste Internationale(UCI) announced it recognizes USADA' findings, banning Armstrong for life and stripping all his seven Tour de France titles.

I was wrong to use cancer to boost my image, says Lance Armstrong

Disgraced Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has said he was wrong to use the story of his fight against cancer to boost his image as he tried to fend off the doping accusations that eventually led to his downfall.

Thursday, 7 November, 2013, 11:38am 1 comment

Lance Armstrong finally returns Olympic medal

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has returned his 2000 Olympic medal to the US Olympic Committee (USOC) nine months after he was stripped of it by Olympics bosses.

14 Sep 2013 - 4:00am

New film reveals depth of Lance Armstrong's lies

A film about Lance Armstrong's cycling comeback, shot in 2009 but shelved when his doping denials began to unravel, has had its own revival, offering fresh perspective on his lies.

11 Sep 2013 - 3:48am

McQuaid in race to keep top cycling job

Dragging cycling from the "mire" of the Lance Armstrong affair will be Brian Cookson's objective if the British Cycling chief succeeds in unseating International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid later this year.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Lance Armstrong to make splash in return

The disgraced cyclist is signed up to swim three events this weekend at the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas. Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins said on Wednesday that Armstrong, 41, will compete in the 40-44 age group in the 500-, 1,000- and the 1,650-yard freestyle.

4 Apr 2013 - 11:36am

Short Sport, March 6, 2013

Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds as the Miami Heat earned their club-record 15th straight NBA victory, 97-81 over the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

6 Mar 2013 - 3:38am

Short Sport, March 3, 2013

Golf officials denied rumours of a malaria outbreak on the LPGA Tour yesterday after Natalie Gulbis and Pak Se-ri pulled out of the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore due to illness and staff members also fell sick.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

Livestrong anti-cancer charity pledges to carry on without Lance Armstrong

The anti-cancer charity founded by disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong will survive despite the doping scandal that forced Armstrong out of the organisation, says the boss of Livestrong Foundation.

2 Mar 2013 - 5:42am

US sues disgraced cyclist Armstrong for sponsor money

 The United States accused cyclist Lance Armstrong on Friday of defrauding the US Postal Service by taking its sponsorship money at the same time he was doping and using performance-enhancing drugs in violation of cycling rules.

23 Feb 2013 - 2:08pm

US government to join lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

The US government decided on Friday to join a doping lawsuit filed by one of Lance Armstrong’s former teammates alleging that the disgraced cycling champion defrauded government sponsors.

23 Feb 2013 - 2:25am