Tag: doping

Lance Armstrong pays $5 million in fraud settlement

Pro cycling cheat Lance Armstrong has settled his fraud lawsuit brought by the U.S. government for $5 million, it was announced on Thursday. Prosecutors were seeking up to $100 million in damages.

After fending off accusations for years that he had doped his way to seven Tour de France championships, Armstrong admitted in 2013 that …

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Texas-based bicycle writer killed in roadside crash

Freelance bicycle writer Andrew Tilin was killed on the shoulder of a Texas highway last week after he had pulled off the road to fix a flat tire.

Tilin’s writings appeared in Outside magazine and elsewhere. He’s also known his book, “The Doper Next Door,” about his experiences doping with testosterone while competing as an …

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Armstrong still ain’t ‘fessing up to the truth says USADA chief

The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is scheduled to appear Sunday on “60 Minutes” where he’ll say that Lance Armstrong didn’t tell Oprah Winfrey the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth in the “no holds barred” interview a couple of weeks ago.

Travis Tygart tells the CBS news show that Armstrong …

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Reality-based TV show idea — “My Name is Lance”

A few years ago there was a TV show entitled “My Name is Earl” about a lowlife (played by Jason Lee) who goes around righting all the wrongs he’s done to other folks in his life to improve his karma.

Watching the Lance Armstrong “worldwide exclusive” interview the past couple of nights, I couldn’t help …

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Watching the Lance Armstrong interview tonight

Contrite (according to online Merriam-Webster Dictionary): feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming <a contrite criminal> <a contrite apology> <contrite sighs>.

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) airs the first of two shows on Monday’s Lance Armstrong interview Thursday night. (Simulcast at Oprah.com at 9 p.m. ET, 6 and 9 p.m. PT.)

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Digesting that Lance Armstrong “confession”

Apparently we’re really not going to find out exactly what Lance Armstrong told Oprah Winfrey until Thursday, when the show airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network – OWN.

Winfrey has been pretty tight-lipped about the details, although other people who were present wasted no time in leaking the news that Armstrong did, in fact, admit …

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Armstrong says he doped; now tell us something we didn’t know

Although the interview won’t be televised until Thursday, the story is already out: Lance Armstrong admitted to Oprah Winfrey on Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career, even before he had cancer.

If he choked on the words, it might be because he never thought he’d hear himself admit to it.

Winfrey …

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Lance Armstrong already apologizing; “limited confession” on Oprah?

Apparently Lance Armstrong is warming up for Monday’s interview with Oprah Winfrey by calling people in the cycling community to apologize.

[AP reported on Monday that Armstrong met face-to-face with the staff as Livestrong (formerly the Lance Armstrong Foundation) and apologized for letting them down and putting the charity at risk. He did not, however, …

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Lance Armstrong’s first appearance will be — where else — on Oprah!

With the many accomplished cycling journalists of many nationalities who have followed Lance Armstrong’s career, who better to get the first interview since his downfall than hard-hitting investigative reporter Oprah Winfrey.

With CNN’s Larry King retired now, I suppose Winfrey is the best choice for Armstrong to spin his story. He appears next Thursday on …

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Lance Armstrong still appearing on magazine covers

It seems that I couldn’t get away from Lance Armstrong’s piercing gaze staring out at me from the local magazine rack over the past decade.

He regularly appeared on Bicycling, Outdoors, and Men’s Journal, as well as the scandal sheets like the National Examiner.

He’s back, even after his fall from grace. Now, however, he’s …

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