Lance Armstrong doping

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Lance Armstrong Explains How He Beat '500' Drug Tests

The secret was EPO, which he said doesn't stay in the bloodstream long

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong's understanding of performance-enhancing drugs allowed him to not only beat drug tests but continue to deny for years that he'd taken illegal substances. The longtime star cyclist, who's banned from the sport for life and was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, said...

Lance Armstrong's $100K Uber Investment Went Wild

Disgraced cyclist says pumping cash into ride-sharing company 'saved our family'

(Newser) - It's expensive being Lance Armstrong , especially after his endorsements fell by the wayside and he was hit with various lawsuits as a result of his doping scandal. It could have been devastatingly expensive, in fact, except for the one thing the elite cyclist says "saved our family": an...

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
Major Setback for
Lance Armstrong

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...

Report: Armstrong Trying to Roll Back Ban

But to get back into sports, he's got to play nice with anti-doping agency

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong, in possession of a mighty anti-Midas touch of late , would like to compete in high-level triathlons in his abundant spare time, it seems. But that pesky little lifetime ban from sports has forced him to turn to the arms of a longtime thorn in his side, reports the...

Report: Cycling Leaders Allowed Doping to Flourish

UCI needed a 'superstar,' let Armstrong dope, it says

(Newser) - Cycling officials let doping flourish and broke their own rules so Lance Armstrong could cheat his way to becoming the superstar the sport badly needed, according to a scathing report into its drug culture. The International Cycling Union was severely criticized for failing to act during the doping era dominated...

Lance Fined $10M for 'Unparalleled Pageant of Fraud'

It seems SCA Promotions would like the bonuses it paid him back

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong, last seen getting his girlfriend to take the fall for plowing into a couple of cars in Aspen, has been dealt yet another blow and it's a costly one: As the AP reports, an arbitration panel has ordered Armstrong and his former management company to pay $10...

Lance Armstrong: In 1995, 'I'd Probably Do It Again'

Says he wouldn't cheat now, though

(Newser) - If he was racing today, Lance Armstrong wouldn't dope, he tells the BBC , "because I don't think you have to." But if you were to put him in a time machine and take him "back to 1995, when doping was completely pervasive," he says,...

Lance Armstrong Doped in Front of Sheryl Crow: Book

She later told investigators about blood transfusion, authors say

(Newser) - A new book claims that Sheryl Crow was with then-boyfriend Lance Armstrong during one of his secret blood transfusions—and that she ultimately snitched on him to federal investigators. The New York Daily News got an early look this week at Wheelmen by Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and...

Armstrong, UK Times Settle Libel Suit

Ends 9-year legal battle over articles alleging doping

(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...

Armstrong: 'Impossible' to Win Tour Without Doping

He says on eve of new race

(Newser) - With the 100th Tour de France set to begin, Lance Armstrong as good as called every previous winner a cheater. "It's impossible to win the Tour de France without doping because the tour is an endurance event where oxygen is decisive," he told France's La Monde,...

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,...

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...

Feds Hit Armstrong With Criminal Probe

Cyclist investigated for 'obstruction, witness tampering, and intimidation'

(Newser) - Contrary to comments yesterday by a US attorney, federal agents are investigating Lance Armstrong for criminal activity, ABC News reports. "Agents are actively investigating Armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering, and intimidation," says a source. US attorney Andre Birotte, who yesterday said feds wouldn't charge Armstrong, "does...

Feds: We're Not Reopening Lance Armstrong Case

But they will monitor the situation

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors have decided against charging Lance Armstrong with any doping-related crimes, despite his public admission that he used all manner of performance-enhancing drugs and techniques, US Attorney Andre Birotte said today. "We made a decision on that case a little over a year ago ," Birotte said when...

2009 Tour Rider: Lance's Dope-Free Comeback a Lie

Bradley Wiggins has choice words for Armstrong

(Newser) - The latest Tour de France winner has some choice words about a cyclist who once inspired him. Watching Lance Armstrong claim to Oprah that he hadn't doped in 2009 and 2010 , "I thought, 'You lying bastard,'" Bradley Wiggins tells the Telegraph . "I can still...

Library Moves Armstrong Books ... to Fiction Section

And you thought Lance had nothing else to lose

(Newser) - Just when you thought life couldn't possibly get any worse for Lance Armstrong, an Australian library deals him what may be the harshest blow of all: Books about the cyclist will be moved to the fiction section in Sydney's Manly Library. The titles were formerly considered non-fiction, but...

Get Ready for Lance Armstrong Movie

JJ Abrams has movie rights to upcoming investigative book

(Newser) - On the heels of his small-screen appearance , Lance Armstrong looks to be headed to the big screen: The Hollywood Reporter confirms that director JJ Abrams has secured the movie rights to a coming book by New York Times writer Juliet Macur, Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong. Macur...

Armstrong Still Lying: Investigators

Cyclist claims he stopped doping in 2005

(Newser) - Looks like Lance Armstrong is still lying, investigators say. While the cyclist did cop to doping to win the Tour de France, he claimed to have stopped in 2005: "That's the only thing in this whole report that upset me," he told Oprah Winfrey. "The accusation...

Armstrong: I Came Clean Because of My Son
Armstrong: I Came Clean Because of My Son
oprah interview

Armstrong: I Came Clean Because of My Son

Cracked after he saw his 13-year-old defending him

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong finally cracked after he saw his son defending him against allegations from anti-doping authorities, he said tonight in the second part of his interview with Oprah Winfrey. Armstrong didn't break over the $75 million in lost sponsorship deals, or after being forced to walk away from the...

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