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  • IOC wants Armstrong to return Olympic medal

    September 9, 2013 10:08 AM

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The IOC wants Lance Armstrong to return his Olympic medal. IOC Vice President Thomas Bach says Armstrong and the U.S. Olympic Committee have been asked to give back the cycling bronze medal the American won at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Armstrong was stripped... more »
  • Judge orders Armstrong to answer doping questions

    September 4, 2013 7:46 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge is pushing Lance Armstrong closer to his first sworn testimony on details of his performance-enhancing drug use, ordering the cyclist to answer questions about who knew what and when about his doping. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Holdings is seeking the information in its lawsuit to... more »
  • Andre Greipel wins 6th stage of Tour

    July 4, 2013 11:44 AM

    MONTPELLIER, France - German rider Andre Greipel won Thursday's sixth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish and Daryl Impey became the first South African to wear the race leader's yellow jersey after taking it from teammate Simon Gerrans. In baking hot temperatures, Greipel surged ahead some... more »
  • Disgraced Armstrong says he still holds the record

    June 28, 2013 10:42 AM

    PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica - Lance Armstrong says he still considers himself the record-holder for Tour de France victories, even though his titles were stripped from him for doping. In an interview with the French paper Le Monde, Armstrong claimed it was impossible in his era to win cycling's showcase... more »
  • Armstrong case could hinge on Postal benefit

    May 1, 2013 10:22 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong is facing the federal government in a legal fight with tens of millions of dollars at stake. The cyclist's best chance at protecting his personal fortune likely rests in convincing a jury the government has already earned plenty from him. Armstrong is being sued by... more »
  • USADA chief: Armstrong has evidence against UCI

    April 25, 2013 10:45 AM

    PARIS - The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wants Lance Armstrong to come forward with information detailing the alleged complicity of cycling's governing body in his doping. Travis Tygart appeared at a Senate hearing in Paris on Thursday to discuss ways to improve the fight against doping. USADA'S scathing... more »
  • Armstrong faces deadline with doping agency

    February 20, 2013 8:52 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong is facing a Wednesday deadline to decide whether he will meet with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials and talk with them under oath about what he knows about performance-enhancing drug use in cycling. The agency has said Armstrong's cooperation in its cleanup effort is the only... more »
  • Armstrong: Truth & reconciliation is 'only way'

    January 30, 2013 10:58 AM

    LONDON - Lance Armstrong says a truth and reconciliation program is the "only way" to deal with cycling's doping crisis and the sport's governing body should have no role in the process. Armstrong spoke to Cyclingnews in his first interview since admitting to Oprah Winfrey that he doped to win... more »
  • WADA calls UCI 'deceitful' in doping probe

    January 29, 2013 10:25 AM

    MONTREAL - The World Anti-Doping Agency has called the UCI "deceitful" and "arrogant" after cycling's governing body shut down its own independent commission into doping. On Monday, the UCI disbanded the panel it put together to review any involvement the cycling body may have had in the Lance Armstrong scandal.... more »
  • Readers of Armstrong book sue over denial of drug use

    January 24, 2013 3:46 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Readers of Lance Armstrong's two books detailing his cycling accomplishments are suing the disgraced athlete and his publishers because of his denials of drug use. A lawsuit was filed in federal court in Sacramento on Tuesday by several consumers who bought the best-selling books, including Rob Stutzman,... more »
  • Armstrong panel hearing postponed due to snow

    January 21, 2013 10:45 AM

    LONDON - The panel investigating links between cycling's governing body and Lance Armstrong has postponed its first hearing because of snow in London. The International Cycling Union's independent commission will now hold its procedural hearing in London on Friday instead of Tuesday. The three-person panel will consider whether to introduce... more »
  • Sources: IOC strips Armstrong of Olympic medal

    January 17, 2013 6:45 AM

    LONDON - Officials familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press the IOC has stripped Lance Armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics because of his involvement in doping. Two officials say the IOC sent a letter to Armstrong on Wednesday night asking him to return the... more »
  • Oprah: Lance Armstrong admitted doping

    January 15, 2013 10:39 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Oprah Winfrey is confirming that Lance Armstrong came clean to her about his use of performance-enhancing drugs during their 2 1/2 hour interview Monday. She says the cyclist was "forthcoming" as she asked him in detail about doping allegations that followed him throughout his seven Tour de... more »
  • UCI urges Armstrong to testify before its panel

    January 15, 2013 9:14 AM

    AIGLE, Switzerland - Cycling's governing body is urging Lance Armstrong to testify before its independent commission on doping. The International Cycling Union, or UCI, says it is aware of media reports that Armstrong confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday. The federation says "if these reports... more »
  • AP source: Armstrong tells Oprah he doped

    January 14, 2013 6:26 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network. Armstrong... more »
  • AP source: Armstrong 'sorry' to Livestrong staff

    January 14, 2013 3:55 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A person with knowledge of the situation says Lance Armstrong has apologized to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation. He did so before heading to an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the discussion was private.... more »
  • Tennis federation mulls anti-doping step

    November 13, 2012 10:55 AM

    PARIS - The International Tennis Federation might copy blood-testing measures used by cycling to weed out drug cheats. ITF anti-doping manager Stuart Miller told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that the federation is working toward more blood and out-of-competition drug testing on players. Roger Federer and Andy Murray... more »
  • Cycling body to respond Monday to Armstrong report

    October 19, 2012 10:51 AM

    AIGLE, Switzerland - Cycling's governing body says it will respond Monday to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report on Lance Armstrong. The UCI received USADA's report last week and has until the end of the month to decide whether to ratify the agency's decision to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour... more »
  • Tour de France not commenting on Armstrong case

    August 24, 2012 11:04 AM

    PARIS - The organizers of the Tour de France say they will wait to see what happens before commenting on Lance Armstrong's case. Armstrong said Thursday that he would not pursue arbitration in the doping case brought against him by USADA, causing his seven Tour de France titles to be... more »
  • Friends donate blood for hit-and-run victim

    May 17, 2010 6:34 PM

    Dozens of people donated blood for a local bicyclist who is fighting for his life. Michael Bitton, an LSU graduate student, was hit by a pickup truck while biking on River Road last Saturday morning. Louisiana State Police linked car parts from the truck found at the scene... more »
  • Lafourche deputy to honor fallen brother in D.C.

    April 21, 2010 5:33 AM

    A Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputy is going to Washington to honor his brother - a deputy who was killed in a traffic accident while on the job. Sgt. John Champagne plans to participate in the Police Unity Tour, a three-day, 200-plus mile cycling trek. It starts May 10 in Virginia... more »

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