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Lance Armstrong Settles $100M Lawsuit for Far Less

He also has to pay legal costs of Floyd Landis

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong has put his last legal action behind him, settling the federal government's $100 million lawsuit for $5 million. The government had been seeking damages under the False Claims Act because the disgraced cyclist used performance-enhancing drugs while his team was sponsored by the US Postal Service, CNN...

Major Setback for Lance Armstrong

Cyclist loses his bid to halt $100M lawsuit

(Newser) - A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government's $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from his performance-enhancing drug use, the AP reports. The lawsuit was filed by Armstrong's former US Postal Service teammate...

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,...

Cyclist Banned for Life After Admitting He Doped

Philip Zajicek admitted to multiple doping violations

(Newser) - Cyclist Philip Zajicek has been banned for life after admitting to multiple doping violations in a case stemming from an investigation into EPO and human-growth hormone trafficking from China. Zajicek is a former US junior champion who received a first sanction in 2004 after testing positive for a stimulant. He...

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...

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.

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...

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

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...

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...

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 ...

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