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Johan Bruyneel intends to fight charges he was a central figure in doping programs within Lance Armstrong's teams provided his defense hasn't been ''permanently prejudiced'' by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's accusations.
Armstrong's former manager was a key figure in USADA's damning report into massive doping undertaken in American cycling teams he oversaw. While Armstrong chose not to contest the USADA charges, Bruyneel is opting for arbitration.
Bruyneel, who left the RadioShack-Nissan team last week, says ''I will continue to be involved in legal proceedings relating to USADA's proposed charges as long as I believe that I am still able to receive a fair hearing.''
The Belgian is ''still stunned'' at the charges USADA leveled against him and will provide a ''balanced account of events'' after his defense is heard.
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Tweet At one point he was Lance Armstrong, the greatest road racing cyclist of his era. Or perhaps ever. Now, he’s just Lance Armstrong. The USADA (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency) has banned Armstrong for life from competition due to his part in a doping program and stripped him of his Tour de France titles. [...]
The old saying goes, when it rains, it pours. But for Lance Armstrong, the rain is quickly turning into a monsoon.
Having already had his Tour de France titles stripped for him, been fingered as the kingpin of doping in cycling, and had to quietly watch as company after company cut ties with him, now he’s dealing with yet another scandal.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer...
Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal swirling around the famed cyclist escalated Wednesday.
Armstrong announced his move at the charity in an early-morning statement. Within minutes, Nike said that it would end its relationship with him ''due to the seemingly insurmountable...
Cycling's governing body agreed Monday to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him for life, following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams.
UCI President Pat McQuaid announced that the federation accepted the USADA's report on Armstrong and would not appeal to the Court of...
Below is an ad from 2001.
In light of what we’ve learned about Lance Armstrong over these past several months, plus the recent accusations that Nike paid $500,000 to cover up a failed Armstrong drug test, I’d say this ad is fairly in the running for Most Disingenuous Commercial…ever.
Sports or otherwise.
The post Is This The Most Disingenuous Commercial in Sports History...
The former president of the International Cycling Union says he expects the governing body to respond late next week to allegations by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was a serial drug cheat.
Hein Verbruggen told The Associated Press on Thursday he would not comment on the detailed USADA allegations before the UCI issues a reaction...
At least 15 more cyclists are being linked to Lance Armstrong's
banned Italian sport doctor in an intricate scheme of money
laundering, tax evasion and widespread doping.
Funny "Livestrong" no longer seems like an option.
Attorney Mark Geragos talks about the recent cases of Lance Armstrong and O.J. Simpson.
One of the biggest supporters of Lance Armstrong's cycling career has decided to cut ties with him.
Nike announced on Wednesday that they will terminate their contract with the embattled cyclist. Armstrong had been with Nike since 1996.
Nike said in a statement: "Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for...
Christine Brennan from USA Today joins Fox Sports Tonight to talk about Lance Armstrong being dropped from Nike