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January 20, 2013
Re "Lance Armstrong's legacy," Editorial, Jan. 18 I lost both my parents to cancer. My father died at the time the Livestrong Foundation was formed, and I've been wearing the yellow bracelet since the beginning. When it finally became apparent that Lance Armstrong had been doping, I still wore my bracelet because I was able to separate the man from the foundation. However, after reading that Armstrong's doping could have helped cause his cancer, I can't do it anymore. I recently threw away my bracelet.
April 22, 2014 | By David Wharton
Retirement is proving to be a busy time for Apolo Ohno. First, the former Olympic speedskater returned for a second stint on "Dancing With the Stars. " Now, he is taking on the Ironman World Championship. Ohno has announced he plans to enter the Hawaiian triathlon in October. He will have to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run a marathon. Those are long distances for an athlete who won eight Olympic medals in short track events that lasted only a few minutes each.
August 24, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
As the cycling world and fans of Lance Armstrong continued to absorb the seven-time Tour de France winner's announcement  Thursday that he would no longer fight charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs, one of his biggest sponsors, Nike, came out in support of Armstrong. Nike, in a statement, said: "Lance has stated his innocence and has been unwavering on this position. Nike plans to continue to support Lance and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a foundation that Lance created to serve cancer survivors.
March 27, 2014
Re “Welcome, Professor Bieber,” Opinion, March 25 Fortunately (or unfortunately) we live in a time and place of almost unlimited choices as to what we ingest in both mind and body. We have access to junk food and healthful food, Internet garbage and Internet gems, TV treasures and TV trash. “Reality” and “entertainment” shows fuel our fascination with stardom and almost anyone who is in the public eye. Our obsession with fame has no doubt contributed to the rise in narcissism (think Lance Armstrong and Lindsey Lohan)
October 22, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
You can add Oakley to the list of sponsors who have dropped Lance Armstrong like a hot potato in the wake of the USADA report detailing an alleged doping program on Armstrong's teams throughout his Tour de France championship runs. Oakley makes sunglasses and sporting apparel. Other sponsors that have dropped Armstrong include Nike, Trek Bicycles, Anheuser-Busch, 24 Hour Fitness and Honey Stinger. PHOTOS: Lance Armstrong through the years Oakley said it was waiting to hear whether UCI, cycling's governing body, would strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.
September 12, 2013 | By David Wharton
It seems that Lance Armstrong, stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, has now returned his Olympic bronze medal. The U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed in a statement that it had received the medal from the disgraced cyclist. Armstrong let his followers know on Twitter. The 2000 Bronze is back in possession of @usolympics and will be in Switzerland asap to @olympics . - Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) September 12, 2013 It was about eight months ago that Armstrong was officially stripped of his third-place finish in a time trial at the 2000 Summer Games.
August 26, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Lance Armstrong decided to rest Sunday, a day after taking second place in a 36-mile mountain bike race and two days removed from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency levying a lifetime ban and stripping the seven-time Tour de France winner of his titles. Armstrong, who announced Thursday that he would no longer fight the doping allegations despite arbitration remaining as an option, was supposed to follow the Power of Four mountain bike race in Aspen, Colo., with an off-road marathon Sunday morning.
October 21, 2012
Re "Livestrong's future," Editorial, Aug. 19 Lance Armstrong channeled enormous fame to fight cancer. Following his lead, my daughter Cece and I wore his Livestrong bracelet. We walked, ran, swam, rode and gave money, blood and time to defeat cancer. After Cece's cancer diagnosis, we wore leukemia orange beside Armstrong's yellow bracelet with "Cece Be Strong" inscribed on it. She died Feb. 19, a loving 9-year-old, courageous and hopeful to the end. On his bike Armstrong led the world's best across France.
July 24, 2013 | By Karin Klein
There's nerviness -- that was Lance Armstrong denying for years that he had engaged in doping, aggressively insisting that the public and his sponsors should trust his word over whatever some of his colleagues in the sport were saying about him. Then there's chutzpah, the kind of eye-widening impudence that defies all our inner sense of logic and proportion. That would be Armstrong seeking to have a lawsuit against him thrown out on the grounds that his sponsors should have known all along that he was a liar.
January 5, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
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.
March 23, 2014 | John Horn
Cycle of Lies The Fall of Lance Armstrong Juliet Macur Harper: 480 pp., $27.99 -- Wheelmen Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell Gotham: 384 pp., $27.50 -- The cycling section of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., is vast. And as you stand before it, as I did recently, it's easy to split the volumes into distinct categories: before doping and after. In the first realm rest the hagiographies and how-to tomes mostly about or inspired by Lance Armstrong, including "It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life," "Lance Armstrong: Images of a Champion" and the now painfully ironic "The Lance Armstrong Performance Program: Seven Weeks to the Perfect Ride.
February 9, 2014 | By Noel Murray
The Armstrong Lie Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Give credit to Alex Gibney: Even with as many documentaries as he cranks out in any given year, he always finds new ways into stories that audiences may think they already know. For "The Armstrong Lie," Gibney tackles disgraced former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, who after years of denials - including to Gibney, who'd been documenting Armstrong's attempt at a comeback - finally admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs.
December 13, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
His poor play this season is weighing on Jared Dudley, causing the normally upbeat and gregarious Clippers small forward to take himself to task for his performances. Dudley swore at himself during media interviews following yet another bad game against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night, even going so far as to say he would “bench” himself if he was the coach. But Dudley wasn't done ripping himself, taking to his Twitter feed @JaredDudley619 to apologize to Clippers fans and to take one last shot at himself.
December 13, 2013 | By David Wharton
It seems that Lance Armstrong has ditched the contrite manner in which he previously admitted to doping throughout much of his illustrious cycling career. Now he sounds downright defiant. In an interview with ESPN the Magazine, Armstrong said that -- faced with widespread cheating in his sport -- he would do it all over again and that authorities singled him out because of his contentious nature. "I knew what my competitors were doing," he was quoted as saying. "We [his U.S. Postal Service team]
November 19, 2013 | By David Wharton
International cycling's former chief has denied claims by Lance Armstrong that he participated in a doping coverup during the 1999 Tour de France. Hein Verbruggen, former president of the international cycling union (UCI), offered his response Tuesday to accusations made by Armstrong in a British newspaper earlier this week. "Since when do people believe Lance Armstrong?" Verbruggen wrote in a text message to the NOS television network in the Netherlands. Cycling had reached a critical juncture in 1999, struggling to rebound from a widespread doping controversy.
November 14, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - A federal court ordered law enforcement officials Thursday to respond to an accusation by state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon that they leaked a confidential FBI affidavit alleging that he took bribes. A clerk for U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley in Sacramento sent federal authorities and Calderon an order to provide a "joint status report" on the leak allegations and on whether they can be resolved through mediation or settlement talks. A sealed FBI affidavit, published recently by a cable television network, accuses Calderon (D-Montebello)
November 14, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- A federal court on Thursday ordered the U.S. attorney's office and the FBI to respond to a complaint by state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) that federal officials should be held in contempt of court for leaking a sealed FBI affidavit that alleges the lawmaker accepted bribes. U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley is handling the case, and his courtroom deputy sent federal prosecutors and Calderon an "order requiring a joint status report" on the allegations of a leak and whether they can be resolved through mediation or settlement talks.
November 13, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey
The constant clash of the Lance Armstrong mythology versus medal-stripped reality gives a surreal quality to Alex Gibney's clear-eyed documentary "The Armstrong Lie. " It's all fascinating watching, starting with exceptional race footage that captures the exhilaration of the superstar cyclist's sweat-drenched Tour de France wins. The career-shattering moment with Oprah earlier this year is there too, with Armstrong's admission, finally, that he used performance-enhancing - and banned - drugs; that every single one of his legendary seven consecutive Tour wins was tainted.
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