US Anti-Doping Agency

Usada chief Travis Tygart accuses Lance Armstrong of lying to Oprah

Usada chief Travis Tygart says Armstrong lied again. Photo: AP

Travis Tygart said in an excerpt of an interview with the CBS network that Armstrong failed to tell Winfrey the truth about several key points over doping - including a claim that he raced drug-free in his comebacks in 2009 and 2010.

Sunday, 27 January, 2013, 4:44am

Sports Digest, January 21, 2013

Jamie Donaldson savours his victory in Abu Dhabi. Photo: AP

Former US Anti-Doping Agency chief Terry Madden said that Lance Armstrong did offer Usada a donation in 2004, contrary to the shamed cyclist's claim in a confessional TV interview. 

21 Jan 2013 - 6:11am

Disgraced Lance Armstrong ready for Oprah TV grilling

Lance Armstrong. Photo: Reuters

As days of preparations dwindled to hours before his blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong went out for a training run and then retreated behind the stone walls of his compound in Austin, Texas to huddle with a handful of close advisers.

15 Jan 2013 - 3:35am

Death threats for man in charge of Armstrong doping investigation

Travis Tygart

Travis Tygart says he spent years probing the biggest doping scheme in sports history, and received death threats, including one chilling warning that he would get a bullet to his head.

11 Jan 2013 - 4:04am

Pat McQuaid says Greg LeMond move on UCI is a 'PR stunt'

Pat McQuaid

Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond's claim that he should take over cycling's governing body to lead the sport out of crisis following the Lance Armstrong doping scandal is nothing but a publicity stunt, according to UCI president Pat McQuaid.

McQuaid said LeMond "knows nothing" about running elite cycling and anti-doping programmes.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:47am

Ian Thorpe 'happy' at demise of Lance Armstrong

Ian Thorpe

Former Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe said he was "happy" at cycling star Lance Armstrong's downfall and congratulated the United States doping authorities who exposed the seven-time Tour de France winner as a drug cheat.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:11am

Wada proposes doubling bans in wake of Lance Armstrong doping scandal

John Fahey

The World Anti-Doping Agency has sought to redefine its role as a sports watchdog in the wake of allegations of a doping conspiracy involving cyclist Lance Armstrong and has proposed doubling bans for athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs.

21 Nov 2012 - 1:01am

World Anti-Doping Agency ‘encouraged’ by UCI Armstrong ruling

The US Anti-Doping Agency branded seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong the central figure in a sophisticated, systematic doping scheme. Photo: AFP

Cycling’s decision on Monday to cast out Lance Armstrong left World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) chief John Fahey “encouraged” that sport’s biggest doping scandal was drawing to “a correct conclusion”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Armstrong admits 'This is a difficult time'

Lance Armstrong has admitted to "difficult" times since a report accused the shamed cyclist of being at the heart of the most sophisticated doping programme ever seen in sport.

21 Oct 2012 - 1:50am

Rabobank withdraws cycling team sponsorship after Armstrong scandal

Heleen Crielaard, Rabobank head of sponsoring, and Harold Knebel, director of the cycling team, listen to announcement. Photo: Reuters

The Lance Armstrong affair prompted a major sponsor to cut ties with cycling yesterday, raising questions about whether the sport can ever restore its tainted image.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:39am

Dutch bank pulls out of cycling sponsorship

Rabobank rider Carlos Barredo of Spain. Photo: AP

Dutch bank Rabobank is ending its sponsorship of professional cycling following publication of the US Anti-Doping Agency’s explosive report into Lance Armstrong.

19 Oct 2012 - 8:20pm

Lance Armstrong's long con a blow to believers

Lance Armstrong

Eighty million yellow wristbands worn as symbols of hope now represent duplicity.

Seven yellow jerseys worn as mantles of a champion now represent fraud.

Who is Lance Armstrong? Tour de France winner, cancer survivor, heroic conqueror of mountains and adversity. But we always had suspicions, and finally we know the truth: Armstrong is a con man.

19 Oct 2012 - 2:21am

Lance Armstrong paid motorcyclist to deliver EPO, ex-teammate says

Lance Armstrong rides behind his US Postal teammates at the Tour de France in 2004. Photo: AFP

Lance Armstrong paid for a motorcyclist to deliver the banned blood-booster EPO to him during the 1999 Tour de France, former teammate Tyler Hamilton said in a BBC radio documentary broadcast on Monday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Cycling Australia to meet over Armstrong-linked doping admissions

Former road racer Matt White said he was standing down from his position as Professional Men’s Road Coordinator. Photo: AFP

Cycling Australia will meet this week to discuss what action it will take after former road racer Matt White admitted involvement in the Lance Armstrong doping conspiracy, the organisation said on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Short Sport, October 14, 2012

Armstrong scandal claims more victims

14 Oct 2012 - 2:36am