January 5, 2013 |
Lance Armstrong reportedly is weighing confessing to using banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his run of seven Tour de France titles. Armstrong, who was stripped in October of his Tour titles and banned for life from competition by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, is pursuing the admission as a route to regain his eligibility to compete, the New York Times first reported Friday. Armstrong's attorney, Tim Herman, told the newspaper, “I suppose anything is possible.
December 6, 2012
Like the Rolling Stones, the Marina del Rey Boat Parade also turns 50 this year, but one of these things is decidedly more wholesome and less prone to rumors of full-body blood transfusions. Volleyball superstar Kerri Walsh Jennings is the grand marshal, and the event features its usual cavalcade of well-bedecked vessels. Burton Chase Park, Marina del Rey. 6 p.m. Sat. Free. http://www.mdrboatparade.org.
August 24, 2012 |
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Friday disqualified famed cyclist Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles and imposed a lifetime competition ban “as a result of his anti-doping rules violations,” the agency announced. “Mr. Armstrong chose not to contest the fact that he engaged in doping violations from at least August 1, 1998, and participated in a conspiracy to cover up his actions,” USADA wrote in a statement. USADA said Armstrong, 40, had until midnight Thursday to contest evidence against him in an arbitration hearing.
July 10, 2012 |
Attorneys for Lance Armstrong refiled on Tuesday a lawsuit seeking to stop the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency from stripping the cyclist of his seven Tour de France titles. A day after U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks in Austin, Texas, dismissed Armstrong's Monday lawsuit, and called it an attempt to seek publicity, Armstrong's attorneys shortened the filing by more than 80 pages. The lawsuit still seeks an injunction to stop the agency from demanding that Armstrong either accept the loss of his titles or request an arbitration hearing by Saturday.
June 14, 2012 |
There are new doping charges against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong , but do you believe them? On Wednesday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency brought formal doping charges against him that could result in him being stripped of his Tour de France titles. USADA says it collected bloodfrom Armstrong in 2009 and 2010 that was "fully consistent with blood manipulation including EPO use and/or blood transfusions. " Armstrong responded by saying, "I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one. That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than it does about my guilt or innocence.
June 13, 2012 |
Lance Armstrong could be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and is banned from competing as a triathlete as a result of new doping charges brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. A 15-page USADA charging letter first obtained by the Washington Post made new allegations against Armstrong, contending the agency collected 2009 and 2010 blood samples from Armstrong identified as "fully consistent with blood manipulation including EPO use and/or blood transfusions.