US Hits Back In Lance Armstrong Lawsuit Filings

WASHINGTON, Sept 24, 2013 (AFP) - The US government fired back at Lance Armstrong in a federal court filing after the doping-disgraced American cyclist had asked for the dismissal of a civil fraud lawsuit against him. Armstrong, who admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs to win the seven Tour de France titles that were stripped from him, had argued that the government, including … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong’s Lies Revealed In New Film

by Michel COMTE TORONTO, Canada, Sept 10, 2013 (AFP) - A film about Lance Armstrong's cycling comeback, shot in 2009 but shelved when his doping denials began to unravel, had its own revival Monday, offering fresh perspective on his lies. Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney was granted unprecedented access to Armstrong and his entourage for an entirely different sort of … [Read more...]

IOC Awaiting Return Of Lance Armstrong’s Medal

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 09, 2013 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) are awaiting the return of disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong's Olympic bronze medal from the 2000 Games in Sydney nine months after they asked for it back, the head of the IOC's judicial commission, Thomas Bach, revealed on Monday. The IOC had written to Armstrong -- who was third in the time-trial … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Settles With Britain’s Sunday Times

LONDON, England, Aug 25, 2013 - Britain's Sunday Times said on Sunday it had settled with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong after it was forced to pay damages over a report which suggested he had used banned substances. The paper sued Armstrong for ¬£1 million ($1.55 million, 1.16 million euros) last October when the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced it had "overwhelming" evidence … [Read more...]

French EPO Report No Shock To Lance Armstrong

LONDON, July 25, 2013 (AFP) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong said Thursday he was "not surprised" that 18 leading riders in the 1998 Tour de France have been named by the French Senate as having taken the blood-boosting agent EPO. The American said "virtually all of us" broke doping rules after the French Senate released a report saying 18 riders, including the top two finishers … [Read more...]

Riders Hit Back At Lance Armstrong Doping Claims

by Andy Scott PORTO-VECCHIO, France, June 28, 2013 (AFP) - Tour de France riders on Friday dismissed claims by shamed US cyclist Lance Armstrong that it was "impossible" to win the sport's most famous race without doping, saying his claims hit at their credibility. Cadel Evans, who won the Tour in 2011, said he had shown it was possible to triumph without cheating, amid claims … [Read more...]

Cycling Tends To Its Wounds After Lance Armstrong

by St√©phanie Pertuiset LAUSANNE, June 25, 2013 (AFP) - The downfall of Lance Armstrong last year left deep scars on the Tour de France and a seven-year void on its honours board, just as organisers were gearing up to celebrate the historic 100th edition of cycling's greatest race. Eight months on and the wounds have not yet healed, with fresh revelations emerging this week that … [Read more...]

UCI Backs Independent Audit On ‘Lance Armstrong Years’

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team

LAUSANNE, June 14, 2013 (AFP) - World cycling's governing body has backed a proposal to carry out an independent audit of its role in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal that rocked the sport. The International Cycling Union (UCI) said in a statement on Thursday evening that its management committee approved the idea continued talks on their handling of the Texan rider with the World … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong ‘made too many enemies’ States Jan Ullrich

BERLIN, June 12, 2013 (AFP) - Jan Ullrich, the only German winner of the Tour de France, said in an interview published on Wednesday that he was not surprised at Lance Armstrong's downfall because he "made too many enemies". "Normally I don't wish bad things on people, including Armstrong," the rider, who was himself convicted of doping violations last February and stripped of his career … [Read more...]

Nike Cuts Ties With Lance Armstrong Charity Livestrong

LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2013 (AFP) - Nike has ended its partnership with disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong's anti-cancer charity Livestrong, the campaign group said Tuesday. The Austin, Texas based Livestrong Foundation thanked the global sportswear giant Nike -- which broke all ties with Armstrong himself last October -- saying it had helped raise over $100 million for it … [Read more...]