Lance Armstrong Could Still Be Prosecuted

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by Arthur MacMillan WASHINGTON, Oct 12, 2012 (AFP) - It may require years of legal argument and enormous financial cost, but Lance Armstrong could yet be forced into court on charges that he lied when he denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs. The 41-year old former cyclist, whose seven Tour de France wins and cancer charity made him a global icon, is accused of being at … [Read more...]

Tour de France Against Re-Distributing Armstrong Wins

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PARIS, Oct 12, 2012 - Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme said Friday he was against re-distributing disgraced US rider Lance Armstrong's seven victories in the world's most prestigious cycling race. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) this week said Armstrong was at the centre of the biggest doping programme in sporting history, as it produced more than 1,000 pages of testimony … [Read more...]

What Next For Armstrong After Devastating Report?

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by Phil Hazlewood PARIS, Oct 11, 2012 A damning report placing Lance Armstrong at the heart of the biggest doping programme in sporting history has raised questions about what happens next, with the seven-time Tour de France winner's career and reputation in tatters. How Armstrong, who is accused of but has consistently denied systematic doping, managed to evade detection will … [Read more...]

Governing Body UCI To Study USADA Armstrong Claims

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PARIS, Oct 11, 2012 (AFP) - Cycling's world governing body on Thursday said it would look at a US Anti-Doping Agency report that accused seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong of being at the centre of a widespread doping conspiracy. "The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) will examine all information received in order to consider issues of appeal and recognition, … [Read more...]

Armstrong Attorney Attacks Impending USADA Report

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AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 9, 2012 (AFP) - Before the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has even sent its findings regarding a lifetime doping ban of Lance Armstrong to the International Cycling Union (UCI), the cyclist is attacking the report. Armstrong lawyer Tim Herman has sent a letter to USADA complaining that they should send their entire file of evidence gathered in a probe of Armstrong to … [Read more...]

Exasperated UCI Criticize USADA Over Armstrong Delay

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PARIS, Sept 27, 2012 - Cycling's governing body the UCI expressed their growing impatience Thursday over the US Anti-Doping Agency's delay in handing over the Lance Armstrong doping dossier. One month after the USADA branded Armstrong a drugs cheat and stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles the UCI are still waiting to examine for themselves the evidence compiled against the … [Read more...]

UCI says still waiting for USADA Armstrong report

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VALKENBURG, Sept 15, 2012 (AFP) - The International Cycling Union said Saturday it was still awaiting a report from the US Anti-Doping Agency into the alleged doping record of Lance Armstrong, whom the USADA has branded a drug cheat. USADA said last month that Armstrong would be banned for life and his results since 1998 -- including seven Tour de France titles won from 1999-2005 -- … [Read more...]

USADA statement on Lance Armstrong

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Aug 24, 2012 - Excerpts of the statement issued Friday by the US Anti-Doping Agency announcing sanctions against cyclist Lance Armstrong: USADA announced today that Lance Armstrong has chosen not to move forward with the independent arbitration process and as a result has received a lifetime period of ineligibility and disqualification of all … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Stripped of Tour de France Titles And Banned

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Aug 24, 2012 (AFP) - Iconic US cyclist Lance Armstrong was officially branded a drugs cheat Friday by the US Anti-Doping Agency as it stripped him of his record seven Tour de France titles. Armstrong was also banned from cycling for life by the agency, which said his decision not to pursue arbitration in an effort to clear himself of doping charges leveled in … [Read more...]

USADA Reports Armstrong To Lose Seven Tour de France Titles

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by Rebecca Bryan and Greg Heakes AUSTIN, Texas, Aug 24, 2012 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong on Friday faced being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after abandoning his fight against the drug charges that have tainted his legacy. The 40-year-old former champion announced late on Thursday that he was dropping his legal challenge against the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), … [Read more...]