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  • Dec 21, 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

Lance Armstrong on the podium at the 2003 Tour de France. Photo: AFP

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

Lance Armstrong

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

Lance Armstrong

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

Brian Cookson

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

Lance Armstrong. Photo: AP

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

Wang Chien-ming threw six shutout innings. Photo: AP

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

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

Lance Armstrong. Photo: Reuters

 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

Lance Armstrong. Photo: AP

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

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong could face courtroom oath challenge

Lance Armstrong. Photo: AP

Lance Armstrong could be forced to testify under oath about his doping after a US insurance firm filed a lawsuit demanding the disgraced US cyclist return US$12 million in bonus money payments.

9 Feb 2013 - 3:51am

Who said it?

Cultural commentator Perry Lam

As a snake sheds its skin every year, Hong Kong needs to reinvent itself to remain competitive

Cultural commentator Perry Lam on the city's prospects for the Lunar New Year

 

Lance Armstrong perpetuated the most outrageous, cold-hearted and elaborate lie in the history of sports

9 Feb 2013 - 5:58am

Doping widespread in Australian sport, inquiry finds

Lance Armstrong competes in the Tour Down Under cycling event in Adelaide, Australia, in 2001. The Australian Crime Commission's findings has "clear parallels" with Armstrong's doping case. Photo: AP

Drug use is widespread in Australian sport, with growing links to organised crime, according to a damning official probe released on Thursday that points to “clear parallels” with the Lance Armstrong case.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US prosecutors have no plans to charge Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong. Photo: Reuters

US Attorney Andre Birotte, who led a federal investigation into the disgraced rider, did not definitively rule out action, but said Armstrong's public admission had not yet changed the decision not to prosecute.

7 Feb 2013 - 3:29am

Letters to the Editor, February 3, 2013

Lance Armstrong symbolises sport’s demise. Photo: AP

Convert old sites to boost land supply

I wonder how many people are really happy with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's first policy address last month.

Leung's failure to address Hong Kong's housing problem has caused his popularity to drop to a new low.

3 Feb 2013 - 6:45am 2 comments

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