Lance Armstrong
  • Lance Armstrong claims former International Cycling Union president Hein Verbruggen instigated a cover-up of his doping at the 1999 Tour de France.

    This photo released by courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics shows Lance Armstrong in the documentary film, “The Armstrong Lie," by director, Alex Gibney. The film releases in the US on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : Nov 18, 2013, 3:01 PM EST
  • In this July 11, 2009 file photo, American seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, left, and Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, right, climb towards Col de Port , France, during the 8th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 176.5 kilometers (109.7 miles) with start in Andorra and finish in Saint-Girons, France. When Alex Gibney set out to document the cyclist Armstrong’s 2009 Tour de France comeback, the filmmaker admits he bought into the hype: The m

    The agreement with the UCI gave WADA something to show for the behind-the-scenes discussions at its World Conference on Doping in Sport.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 14, 2013, 10:32 AM EST
  • In this Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000 file photo Russia's Viacheslav Ekimov, center, winner of the gold medal in the men's individual time trial, celebrates with Germany's silver medal winner Jan Ullrich, left, and U.S. bronze medal winner Lance Armstrong as they pose on the podium following the cycling road course in Sydney, for the Summer Olympic Games. After months of delays, Lance Armstrong’s Olympic medal is back with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC stripped Armstrong of the bronze medal

    The International Olympic Committee stripped the American rider of the bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Games in January after he admitted to doping.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 02, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT
  • US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) puts on the yellow jersey as overall leader on the podium at the end of the14th stage of the 90th Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Girons and Loudenvielle-le-Louron, 20 July 2003. Italian Gilberto Simoni (Saeco/Ita) won the stage.

    Lance Armstrong has returned his Olympic bronze cycling medal, the latest fallout from his confession to using performance-enhancing drugs.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 12, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT
  • The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Travis Tygart addresses the media at the EU Council in Brussels on Friday, May 17, 2013. Tygart is bitterly complaining that the UCI world cycling federation has failed to take any decisive action to clean up the sport since the Lance Armstrong doping scandal over half a year ago. He said after Friday’s meeting with European Union sports officials that "all those who cherish the Olympic values, particularly fair play and a level playing field, deserve more."

    An independent panel will examine allegations that cycling's governing body was complicit in Lance Armstrong's doping.

    LAST UPDATE : May 23, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT
  • The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Travis Tygart gestures as he speaks before a senate-led inquiry into the fight against doping in Paris, France, Thursday, April 25, 2013. The hearings are aimed at looking into ways of improving the fight against doping. USADA'S report produced a scathing report detailing systematic doping by Lance Armstrong and his teams, which led to Armstrong being stripped of his seven Tour titles and banned from elite sport for life.

    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.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 25, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT
  • In this Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas. The Justice Department laid out its case in a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong on Tuesday, Apriil 23, 2013 saying the cyclist violated his contract with the U.S. Postal Service and was "unjustly enriched" while cheating to win the Tour de France.

    The government had previously announced it would join a whistle-blower lawsuit brought by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis under the federal False Claims Act.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 24, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT
  • In this Aug. 25, 2012, file photo, Lance Armstrong considers a question from a reporter after his second-place finish in the Power of Four mountain bicycle race at the base of Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colo. U.S. Masters Swimming Executive Director Rob Butcher said Thursday, April 4, 2013, that Armstrong will not swim three distance events in the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas this weekend after swimming's international federation body raised objections.

    Johan Bruyneel believes cycling has entered a new era after months of controversy, much of it provoked by the disgraced former seven-time Tour de France winner.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 18, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT
  • Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates victory over France's Jeremy Chardy (not in frame), during ATP Vina del Mar tournament semi final singles match, in Vina del Mar, about 120 km northwest of Santiago, on February 9, 2013.

    Tennis is adopting the biological passport program and increasing the number of blood tests as part of a new anti-doping drive that players themselves have demanded.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 07, 2013, 10:46 AM EST