Armstrong Confession ‘Small Step In Right Direction’ States USADA

Travis Tygart

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Jan 18, 2013 (AFP) - US Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart on Thursday called Lance Armstrong's admission of doping "a small step in the right direction," for the shamed cyclist. "Tonight, Lance Armstrong finally acknowledged that his cycling career was built on a powerful combination of doping and deceit," said Tygart, who guided the USADA probe … [Read more...]

Tenacity Paid Off For Lance Armstrong Investigators

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team

by Greg Heakes LOS ANGELES, Jan 9, 2013 (AFP) - Travis Tygart says he spent years probing the biggest doping scheme in sports history, and received death threats, including one chilling warning he would get a bullet to his head. In an interview aired Wednesday, the US Anti-Doping Agency chief described the sophistication of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, which included … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Tried To Donate To USADA In 2004

LOS ANGELES, Jan 5, 2013 (AFP) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong attempted to donate around $250,000 to the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the head of the agency says in a "60 Minutes" episode which airs on US television Wednesday. USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said he was bowled over by the "totally inappropriate" offer from one of Armstrong's representatives in 2004 which … [Read more...]

Cancer Community Rallies Around Lance Armstrong

MONTREAL, Aug 27, 2012 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong, branded a drug cheat and banned from cycling by the US Anti-Doping Agency, can still count on support from the cancer community, the head of the Union for International Cancer Control said Monday. US cycling icon and cancer survivor Armstrong is set to be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after he gave up the right to fight … [Read more...]

USA Cycling Backs Armstrong Against WADA

NEW YORK, Aug 17, 2012 - USA Cycling sided against the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in its fight against seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong in a letter written to a US federal judge about their dispute. The US sport governing body said it must back the International Cycling Union (UCI) claim that it has jurisdiction in the case and not USADA, which claims jurisdiction … [Read more...]

US Cyclist David Clinger Gets A Deserved Lifetime Doping Ban

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Aug 12, 2011 (AFP) - US cyclist David Clinger was issued a lifetime doping ban by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Friday after testing positive during a random test while serving a prior doping ban. Clinger, 34, tested positive for clenbuterol, an anabolic agent, during a sample collected last June 29 in an out-of-competition test. The Utah-based road … [Read more...]