Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

Do Not Pass Go, Lance Armstrong. Pay $10 Million.

February 19, 2015

Do Not Pass Go, Lance Armstrong. Pay $10 Million.

“Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay $10 million to a promotions company after an arbitration panel found he conducted an ‘unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy’ during his career.” —  Austin Knoblauch, Los Angeles Times

Armstrong is also being sued by his whistle-blowing teammate Floyd Landis and the U.S. Government for defrauding the cycling team’s sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs.


Lance Armstrong Stripped of Titles, Banned From Cycling

October 22, 2012

Lance Armstrong Stripped of Titles, Banned From Cycling

Lance who?

“Lance Armstrong deserves to be forgotten, says UCI,” First Post


“Armstrong ‘has no place in cycling,’” Euronews

“World Cycling Body Strips Armstrong of Titles,” John Revill and Vanessa O’Connell, Wall Street Journal

“Lance Armstrong Is Stripped of His 7 Tour de France Titles,” Juliet Macur, New York Times

“Cycling’s governing body agrees to strip Lance Armstrong of his 7 Tour de France titles,” AP via Washington Post


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Nike Drops Lance, Lance Drops Livestrong

October 17, 2012

Nike Drops Lance, Lance Drops Livestrong

“Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him. Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner.

 Nike plans to continue support of the Livestrong initiatives created to unite, inspire and empower people affected by cancer.”

 — Nike Statement on Lance Armstrong