Posted October 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong can never ride again in the world's top cycling races. His attempt to win elite triathlons in middle age is over. He even got booted from the Chicago Marathon. His cancer-fighting foundation, however, plans to plunge ahead, despite the sanctions laid on Armstrong by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and its blistering report that portrays the cyclist as cheating his way through seven Tour de France victories. The agency has now ordered those wins erased. To the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a $500-million charity built on the ''Livestrong'' brand, it's not about the bike. Chief executive and president Doug Ulman said the goal is to ''keep fighting for the mission'' of helping cancer victims. He and the charity's other leaders are banking on the idea that the good done by Armstrong the cancer fighter will overcome any damage to the organization done by the fall of Armstrong the athlete. ''His leadership role doesn't ...

Key witnesses in Armstrong doping case

A look at the former teammates of Lance Armstrong who were listed as key witnesses in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's case against the famed cyclist: --- George Hincapie: Only cyclist with Armstrong for all seven of his Tour de France victories (1999-2005) and one of Armstrong's most trusted lieutenants. His testimony detailing participating in a doping program and Armstrong...

Armstrong stepping down as Livestrong chairman

Lance Armstrong is stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity to help it limit the damage from the doping scandal that has snared the former champion cyclist. Armstrong announced the move Wednesday, a week after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report detailing allegations of widespread performance-enhancing drug use by Armstrong and his teams...

After Armstrong, UCI cites anti-doping regime gaps

The president of the International Cycling Union is defending his organization's efforts to catch drug cheats after a damning report on Lance Armstrong's doping practices. UCI President Pat McQuaid refused to comment on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's report this week that accused Armstrong of systematic doping. Instead, McQuaid says inadequacies in the anti-doping system...

Aussie director quits over Armstrong doping ties

Former cyclist Matt White has quit as director of an Australian pro cycling squad after saying he was involved in doping while riding with Lance Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service team. White was the team director of Orica-GreenEDGE. He also resigned as Cycling Australia's professional men's road coordinator and team selector. He released a statement in which he acknowledged...

The basics of USADA report on Armstrong

Here are the basics of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's report detailing its performance-enhancing drug case against Lance Armstrong: --- WHO: USADA used testimony from 26 witnesses, including 11 former teammates as the cornerstone for a roughly 200-page report detailing systematic drug use. One of them, George Hincapie, was with Armstrong through all seven of his Tour de France...

Armstrong's doctor studying report

Lance Armstrong's former physician says he needs time to study the thick file of U.S. Anti-Doping Agency documents accusing him of advising widespread drug use before responding. Dr. Michele Ferrari tells ''it's taken them 2 1/2 years to gather the documents, so it's going to take me some time to go through them. ... I'll speak when I feel...

Armstrong's former teammates get 6-month bans

Five of Lance Armstrong's teammates have accepted six-month doping suspensions, reduced because they provided evidence that helped the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency make the case to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. George Hincapie, Tom Danielson, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie all would have received at least two-year sanctions had they...

CONI to question Bertagnolli on report on Ferrari

Recently retired cyclist Leonardo Bertagnolli has been called in for a hearing with the Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor after revealing details of banned drug use supervised by Lance Armstrong's former doctor. Bertagnolli's testimony before Padua prosecutor Benedetto Roberti in May 2011 was included in the United States Anti-Doping Association'...

Suddenly Lance has gone silent

The inspiration of Lance Armstrong is a powerful thing. I did not come to this conclusion watching him win the Tour de France seven times, hook up for a while with Sheryl Crow or by slipping on those once-ubiquitous yellow Livestrong bracelets. No, this revelation dawned on me as I walked down to the beach Thursday morning and watched the sun rise over the Pacific. Really, it did...

USADA set to release avalanche of evidence against Lance Armstrong

Way back in August, it was announced that Lance Armstrong was done fighting the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in regards to charges that he was doping throughout his career. Armstrong’s reasoning was that he was tired of fighting; he just wanted to move on. Okay, whatever. At the time, many people probably thought to [...]

Column: Finally, Armstrong's teammates do good

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist Lance Armstrong once said the extraordinary accusations that he doped needed to be backed by extraordinary evidence. Well, the evidence is more extraordinary than anyone could possibly have imagined. Page after page of evidence teased out of former U.S. Postal Service teammates and corroborated by affidavits that washed...

Bruyneel out at RadioShack after USADA report

Lance Armstrong's former team manager, Johan Bruyneel, has left as general manager of RadioShack Nissan Trek. The team says the decision was taken by ''mutual agreement'' and that Bruyneel ''can no longer direct the team in an efficient and comfortable way.'' The announcement comes two days after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's report on Armstrong...

USADA: Teammates testified vs. Lance

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says 11 of Lance Armstrong's former teammates testified against him in its investigation of the cyclist, revealing ''the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.''

Sporting Kansas´ stadium name remains

Sporting Kansas City will keep their ground name Livestrong Sporting Park, despite the recent finding against brand creator Lance Armstrong....
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