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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 Takes Flak Over Trans 'Fairness' Remark

Disgraced cyclist says special series of podcast will look into 'polarizing' issue

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong took plenty of flak Sunday after he announced that a special series of his podcast "The Forward" would look into what he called the "controversial and polarizing" issue of transgender athletes. "Is there not a world in which one can be supportive of the transgender...

Stepfather Says He Drove Lance Armstrong 'Like an Animal'

Cyclist says Terry Armstrong beat him with a fraternity paddle

(Newser) - In new documentary Lance, Lance Armstrong says his stepfather was "kind of terrible"—but Terry Armstrong credits his abusive parenting with Lance's cycling success. "I would leave a drawer open, and he would pull out his fraternity paddle and just beat the shit out of me...

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...

Armstrong to 'Finish the Ride' for Fallen Cyclists

Lance will head to Kalamazoo for 28.5-mile salute to 5 killed by pickup truck

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong plans to be in Kalamazoo for a "Finishing the Ride" event in honor of the five cyclists killed when they were hit by a pickup truck , reports the AP . Armstrong told the Detroit Free Press that the collision on June 7 in Kalamazoo County's Cooper Township,...

Hidden Motor Found in Pro Cyclist's Bike

It's an embarrassing first for the sport

(Newser) - If you're going to cheat in cycling, there's the tried-and-true Lance Armstrong method . Or you can just try to hide a motor in the bike. Yes, the world of professional cycling has uncovered its first case of "motorized doping" in a major competition, reports the Sydney Morning ...

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 Crash, Girlfriend Took Rap

Accident occurred Dec. 28

(Newser) - It's the headline Lance Armstrong was allegedly attempting to avoid: The Aspen Daily News today reports the cyclist was behind the wheel during an alleged Dec. 28 hit-and-run but that girlfriend Anna Hansen took the blame. Per the police report, Hansen on Dec. 29 told police she drove the...

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 Paid Me to Throw a Race, Says Rival

Roberto Gaggioli recalls 1993 alleged incident

(Newser) - An Italian cyclist says a young Lance Armstrong paid him $100,000 to throw a 1993 race for which the top prize was $1 million. "He offered me a panettone [cake] as a present and wished me a Merry Christmas. In the box there were $100,000 in small...

8 Celeb 'Charity' Scandals
 8 Celeb 'Charity' Scandals 

8 Celeb 'Charity' Scandals

They're raising money for the less fortunate ... and sometimes also for themselves

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian got herself in hot water recently when it was revealed that just a small fraction of her recent "charity" auction proceeds actually went to charity. But she's far from the only celebrity to get embroiled in such a scandal. Radar rounds up 14 more, including more...

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...

Lance Armstrong Returns Olympic Medal

He gives up his 2000 bronze from Sydney

(Newser) - Another indignity for Lance Armstrong: He has given back his 2000 Olympic bronze medal. Armstrong tweeted the news himself today along with a photo of the medal, which he picked up at the Sydney Games, reports AFP . The medal is now in the hands of the US Olympic Committee, which...

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,...

Nike Dumping Livestrong
 Nike Dumping Livestrong 

Nike Dumping Livestrong

It's cutting ties with cancer charity started by Lance Armstrong

(Newser) - Nike, which helped build Lance Armstrong's Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand and introduced its familiar yellow wristband, is cutting ties with the foundation in the latest fallout from the former cyclist's doping scandal. The move ends a relationship that began in 2004 and helped the foundation...

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