Armstrong, UK Times Settle Libel Suit
Ends 9-year legal battle over articles alleging doping
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2013 7:05 AM CDT
In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas.   (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen, File)

(Newser) – Britain's Sunday Times and Lance Armstrong have settled an almost decade-long legal battle over the disgraced cyclist's doping, the Times reports via a headline that proclaims Armstrong a "drug cheat." Terms of the deal are confidential, but the paper calls it a "mutually acceptable final resolution." The Times had paid Armstrong $470,000 in a 2006 libel settlement over 2004 articles it ran detailing his alleged doping; it sued to the tune of $1.6 million to recoup that settlement and damages after Armstrong admitted to Oprah in January that he had in fact used in all seven Tour de France wins.

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HMD-SMD-ITY
Aug 26, 2013 1:05 AM CDT
I highly doubt there is truly a clean athlete in the history of most sports. The Greeks had all kinds of tricks back in the Olympic days and those traditions take place in today's big colosseum sports.
Buckshot
Aug 25, 2013 7:02 PM CDT
Lance is a cheat no question he's a real looser. But if all other pro and college sports tested the way pro cycling does we'd have very few athletes left it's not just Lance it's sports in general with a huge problem they all cheat when it comes to performance enhancing drugs don't kid yourself most of your sport heroes are dopers.
sickdaddy
Aug 25, 2013 12:37 PM CDT
how many steroids does it take to fix a lightbulb? All of them, shot into lance armstrong's arm as he turns the bulb.