Commission Calls For Witnesses In Armstrong Probe

Lance Armstrong Says Goodbye At 2011 Tour Down Under Stage 6

LONDON, Dec 4, 2012 (AFP) - An independent commission set up to probe the International Cycling Union's (UCI) handling of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal on Tuesday called for witnesses to get in touch. The panel, headed by former England and Wales appeals court judge Philip Otton, will look into the allegations contained in the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) decision to charge … [Read more...]

Doping Probe Could Finally Lay To Rest The Lance Armstrong Saga

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 - New doping allegations being investigated against Lance Armstrong will hopefully bring to an end a long-running saga involving the seven-time Tour de France champion, US media said Thursday. Armstrong, whose career has been dogged by so far unproven allegations of doping, is the subject of fresh allegations by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) which … [Read more...]

Armstrong Requests A Secret Probe Into Grand Jury Leaks

LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2011 (AFP) - Former American cycling star Lance Armstrong has accused a group of US media giants of reporting grand jury information which had allegedly been illegally leaked. Armstrong's legal team filed a notice of violations in an American federal court last Wednesday, targeting both the government investigators and The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and … [Read more...]

US Lawmaker Questions Armstrong Probe

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 (AFP) - US Congressman Jack Kingston criticized the ongoing federal probe into seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and allegations of doping. The Georgia Republican made the comments on Friday during a House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on budgeting for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That is the office whose staffers … [Read more...]

Floyd Landis Wears Wire For Doping Probe – Records Ball

NEW YORK - The ever more disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis used a hidden wire and secret camera to gather audio and video evidence for a US federal probe into doping in cycling, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. Citing unnamed sources, the News said Landis used the equipment for a meeting earlier this year with Michael Ball, owner of the Rock Racing team that featured Tyler … [Read more...]

Ukraine’s Popovych Testifies In US Doping Probe

LOS ANGELES - Ukrainian cyclist Yaroslav Popovych, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong, testified for 90 minutes before a grand jury that is probing doping in the sport, his lawyer said Wednesday. Popovych's lawyer, Ken Miller, told the Los Angeles Times that his client was forced to testify after being served while riding in a charity event put on by Armstrong in Austin, Texas. "How he … [Read more...]

Armstrong Sponsor Trek Gives Documents In Federal Probe

MILWAUAKEE, Wisconsin - Trek Bicycle Corporation officials told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Friday that they have provided documents to a federal criminal investigation involving Lance Armstrong. Trek spokesman Bill Mashek told the newspaper that company officials were contacted by investigators just before last month's start of the Tour de France, which US star Armstrong has won a … [Read more...]

US Feds Subpoena Documents From 2004 Armstrong Doping Case

LOS ANGELES - Federal investigators, probing cheating in pro cycling, have subpoenaed material from a 2004 case in which a US firm attempted to prove Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs. Jeffrey Tillotson, a lawyer for SCA Promotions Inc, said his company would send the documents to federal investigators in Los Angeles. Armstrong has vehemently denied using … [Read more...]

Armstrong Comes Full Circle As New Trials Begin

PARIS - Lance Armstrong's underwhelming performance in his 13th and final Tour de France, which finished on Sunday, have confirmed widespread expectations that there is likely to be no third comeback. Yet while the romanticists would suggest the American has come full circle 17 years after making a humbling debut as a 22-year-old, no one ever expected the seven-time champion to finish on … [Read more...]

Landis Steps Up His Attack On Armstrong

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Disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis says he witnessed first hand former American teammate Lance Armstrong using performance-enhancing drugs, including receiving transfusions for blood doping. Speaking on an episode of the American news magazine show, ABC's 'Nightline' on Friday, Landis reiterated his sweeping allegations against Armstrong. Landis, who at first denied then admitted using … [Read more...]