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Gov't Sues Armstrong for USPS Money

Department of Justice actually wants 3x the sponsorship funds

(Newser) - All that money the US Postal Service spent to sponsor Lance Armstrong's cycling team? The Justice Department wants it back, and more. It filed a lawsuit against the cyclist and his company last night, just as its deadline to do so was about to expire. Armstrong's doping was,... More »

Justice Department Joins Suit Against Armstrong

Teaming with Floyd Landis

(Newser) - The Justice Department has jumped onto Floyd Landis' lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, arguing that the disgraced cyclist defrauded the government by violating its ban on illegal drugs while under contract to race for the US Postal Service team. The government is asking for around $100 million, or about three times... More »

Armstrong Teammates: We'll Testify Against Him

Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton also working with anti-doping group

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong's former teammates are planning to testify against the champion cyclist amid doping charges , insiders tell the New York Times . George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde, and David Zabriskie have all said they'd testify on behalf of the US Anti-Doping Agency. "I’m sad he... More »

Energy Giant Guilty of Spying on Greenpeace

Hacking case also snared Floyd Landis

(Newser) - French electricity giant EDF, the world's biggest operator of nuclear power plants, has been found guilty of spying on Greenpeace and fined $2 million. EDF, a frequent target of Greenpeace campaigns, hired a security agency to hack into the group's computers to gain information about its anti-nuclear activities,... More »

Let's Just Legalize Steroids

If they're taken safely, why continue to ban them?

(Newser) - Let’s put a stop to the controversy of steroids in sports right now—by making doping legal. “I see nothing unjust or wrong about professional athletes using chemical compounds and medical knowledge to improve their abilities and performance,” writes Kyle Munkittrick on Discover . “Let me rephrase... More »

Teammates: Armstrong Was Doping 'Instigator'

Cyclist continues to deny all charges

(Newser) - As a federal grand jury hears testimony related to Lance Armstrong’s alleged doping, Sports Illustrated takes a closer look at the scandal. Among the new information to be detailed in next week’s issue, based on documents and interviews:
  • Former teammate Floyd Landis recalls an instance when customs officials
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Other Cyclists Backing Claims Armstrong Doped

Lance 'encouraged' drug use, source tells Times

(Newser) - Other cyclists are supporting teammate Floyd Landis' claims that Lance Armstrong has systematically used performance enhancing drugs. One rider—who has never tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs—detailed his drug use to investigators, which he said was done with Armstrong's knowledge and encouragement, he told the New York Times. More »

Why Landis is Probably Telling the Truth

His statements are too imaginative to be lies

(Newser) - Everyone seems weirdly eager to discount Floyd Landis’ increasingly vivid stories of doping by Lance Armstrong and the rest of the US Postal Service team. But not Steven Levitt, of the New York Times’ Freakonomics blog. “I’ve never studied lying academically,” he writes, “but I have... More »

Landis: Armstrong Team Sold Bikes for Doping

Lance denies that and other new allegations

(Newser) - Happy Tour de France day. Let's celebrate with more allegations from Floyd Landis against Lance Armstrong, followed by another denial from Armstrong. In a lengthy Wall Street Journal article , Landis:
  • Claims some of the bikes intended for the US Postal Service team were sold for cash instead of going to
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Landis Tried to Blackmail Armstrong: Lawyers

Attorneys blast 'false and incredible concoctions'

(Newser) - Floyd Landis' blockbuster accusation that Lance Armstrong and their teammates were doping—and his admission that he was, too—was nothing more than an extortion attempt, lawyers for Armstrong's racing team said today. Armstrong "told Landis he had nothing to hide and that he was not going to submit... More »

Ouch: Armstrong Denies Doping, Then Crashes

'I have nothing to hide' cyclist declares

(Newser) - Lance Armstong held a hasty press conference today before the fifth stage of the Tour de California to refute Floyd Landis' doping allegations . “I have nothing to hide,” he declared. “I think history speaks for itself here.” (Maybe still a little distracted, he then suffered a... More »

Landis Admits Doping, Says Lance Did It, Too

Authorities told of elaborate regimen used by entire US team

(Newser) - Floyd Landis might just be the Jose Canseco of cycling. The disgraced cyclist has sent letters to the US Anti-Doping Agency and the FDA agent who broke the BALCO case outlining an elaborate doping regimen used by the entire US Postal Service Cycling Team from 2002 to 2005, the New ... More »

French Judge Issues Warrant for Floyd Landis

US cyclist wanted for questioning in hacking of drug-testing lab

(Newser) - A French judge has issued an international arrest warrant for US cyclist Floyd Landis in connection with a case of data hacking at a doping laboratory, France's anti-doping chief said today. French judge Thomas Cassuto is seeking to question Landis about computer hacking dating back to September 2006 at the... More »

Cycling Battles Doping With 'Biological Passports'

Blood profiling case could determine the future of antidoping

(Newser) - A landmark doping case being pursued by cycling authorities could help the sport pull ahead of the pack in the fight against performance-enhancing drugs, the New York Times reports. Cycling's governing body is preparing a case using blood profiles—or "biological passports"—that show telltale changes in the... More »

Landis Can't Overturn Ban

Court upholds doping prohibition that cost cyclist '06 Tour de France title

(Newser) - Cyclist Floyd Landis lost perhaps his final chance to keep his 2006 Tour de France title today, the AP reports, with a key panel upholding a 2-year doping ban. The three-person Court of Arbitration for Sport said Landis’ drug test was the product of “less than ideal laboratory practices,... More »

Oscar Pereiro is 2006 Tour de France Winner

2nd placer bumped up, gets jersey due to Landis doping forfeiture

(Newser) - Oscar Pereiro held up the yellow winner's jersey after he was formally moved up from second to first place in the 2006 Tour de France, the AP reports. "I have the feeling of arriving at the end of a thriller, after having spent 14 months thinking about it...It... More »

Landis Says He'll Appeal Ruling, Fight for Title

Tour de France winner wants sports court to review panel's decision

(Newser) - US cyclist Floyd Landis' fight to retain his 2006 Tour de France title will go on, he tells ESPN.com. "I won the 2006 Tour de France fair and square," Landis writes on his website. That's why he is asking a Swiss-based sports court to reverse the split... More »

Landis Must Forfeit Tour Title

Disgraced champ's positive France tests upheld

(Newser) - Cyclist Floyd Landis lost his doping case today, and must give up his 2006 Tour de France title after arbitrators voted to uphold test results showing Landis cheated during his victory. He was banned from cycling until 2009; short a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the... More »

Doping Scandal Takes a Turn for the Tabloid

Witness LeMond describes intimidation by Landis' manager

(Newser) - Floyd Landis' doping hearing vaulted from procedural to lurid yesterday with an allegation of harassment and acknowledgment of sexual abuse by a fellow American Tour de France winner. In an attempt to keep Greg LeMond from taking the stand, Landis' manager phoned him on Wednesday and impersonated the uncle who... More »

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