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  • Lance Armstrong settles $3M insurance lawsuit

    November 20, 2013 2:28 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong has reached a settlement with an insurance company that sought more than $3 million for bonuses it paid him for winning the Tour de France from 1999 to 2001. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance sued Armstrong earlier this year after he admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during his... more »
  • Ex-UCI president questions Armstrong's credibility

    November 19, 2013 8:57 AM

    AMSTERDAM- Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen has questioned Lance Armstrong's credibility after the American rider implicated the Dutchman in covering up doping at the 1999 Tour de France. In a text message to NOS television network in the Netherlands, Verbruggen writes "Since when do people believe Lance Armstrong?" The Dutch... more »
  • 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 »
  • Texas judge allows Armstrong lawsuit to proceed

    July 9, 2013 10:38 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has refused Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss an insurance company's lawsuit seeking $3 million in bonuses it paid him from 1999 to 2001. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Holdings sued Armstrong, saying he cheated by using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. Armstrong's attorneys... 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Armstrong getting little sympathy from IOC

    January 18, 2013 10:34 AM

    LONDON - The vice president of the International Olympic Committee is weighing in on Lance Armstrong's televised interview with Oprah Winfrey. In an interview with The Associated Press, Thomas Bach says Armstrong's doping confession is "too little, too late" and fails to provide any new information that will help clean... 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 »
  • Livestrong calls for complete truth from Armstrong

    January 16, 2013 10:33 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Livestrong charity Lance Armstrong founded says it expects the disgraced cyclist was "completely truthful and forthcoming" in his interview with Oprah Winfrey. Armstrong admitted to Winfrey using performance-enhancing drugs during his career after years of denials. The interview taped Monday is scheduled to be broadcast Thursday... 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 »
  • Nike ends contract with Lance Armstrong

    October 17, 2012 10:32 AM

    NEW YORK - Nike is severing ties with famed cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company for more than a decade. The clothing and footwear company said Wednesday that it was ending Armstrong's contract "with great sadness." Nike Inc. said it will... more »

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