Posted January 21, 2013 on
AP on Fox
The panel investigating links between cycling's governing body and Lance Armstrong has postponed its first hearing because of snow in London.
The International Cycling Union's independent commission will now hold its procedural hearing in London on Friday instead of Tuesday.
The three-person panel will consider whether to introduce an amnesty or truth and reconciliation commission to persuade riders to come forward with doping information without fear of retribution.
The panel is investigating accusations that UCI leaders covered up suspicious doping tests given by Armstrong during his 1999-2005 run of Tour de France victories and unethically accepted donations from him totaling $125,000.
The panel is composed of retired British judge Philip Otton, Paralympic great Tanni-Grey Thompson and Australian lawyer Malcolm Holmes.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The two biggest sports stories of the week, Lance Armstorng and Manti Te’o were spoofed on “Saturday Night Live” this week. In a mock interview with “Piers Morgan,” “Lance was asked about his doping and “Manti” was confronted about his dead girlfriend Lennay. Lance was angry and Manti was just dumb. Take a look at the opening.
Most people saw a bunch of Lance Armstrong DVD’s were available and said to themselves, “Why the hell would anybody ever buy those things? That man is a fraud and a one balled liar. We all know the secrets behind the success and they all came from a lab.”
But Karl Baxter isn’t most people. Karl is a risktaker and a business man, so when he saw that he had the ability to buy...
First shunned, then vilified by Lance Armstrong, Mike Anderson had to move to the other side of the world to get his life back.
Now running a bike shop outside of Wellington, New Zealand, Armstrong's former assistant watched news reports about his former boss confessing to performance-enhancing drug use with only mild interest. If Anderson never hears Armstrong's voice again...
For whatever reason, we just can’t let this whole Lance Armstrong thing go. We’re not sure if it’s because we feel duped that we somewhat believed all of his claims about not using PEDs over the years, or just because the way he consistently denied and sued the people who even questioned that he may [...]
Lance Armstrong confessed. He choked up. He apologized.
After 13 years of fierce denials, the disgraced cyclist admitted to Oprah Winfrey during a 2 1/2-hour, two-night interview that he did indeed use performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times.
Armstrong revealed a lot - but not everything - in the interview and the public will judge him not only for what...
I find myself looking for reasons to have certain people on the podcast and Denny is one of those people. This time we middled around the Lance Armstrong topic for a bit before getting into some more overarching themes about the Internet, culture, media, etc. A great conversation as always even if it ended up someplace completely different than Lance Armstrong.
Denny’s NYC Marathon...
Alright, alright, alright T…
The A-list actor MTV News he was among those annoyed with Armstrong in wake of his doping confession last week, as the two are pretty good friends. “My first reaction was I was p**sed off,” the actor told MTV News. “I was mad. I then got kind of sad for him. First off, I had a part of me that took it kind of personally, which I think a lot of...
It would be a dull day in the MMA world without a Chael Sonnen quote. In the aftermath of the Lance Armstrong confession lies a little dispute between the bike riding cheat and the UFC mouth from the South. Here you go:
“Why are they calling him a bully? That’s what I can’t wrap my mind brain around. Lance is a dweeb, the only thing he’s missing is the tape on the glasses...
Bradley Cooper recently told BBC that he would “love” to play Lance Armstrong in a movie about the cycling champion’s life. Cooper told BBC, ”I think he’s fascinating. What a fascinating character.”
Paramount Pictures is already in the works of planning a movie with JJ Abrams’ production company Bad Robot about Armstrong; who has been under much scrutiny as of late...
According to late night talk show host Conan O’Brien, this is the real Lance Armstrong interview by Oprah Winfrey, before it was edited of course.
Lost in the shuffle of the NFL's Championship Sunday and college basketball, along with the garbage stories including Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'O, was the return of the National Hockey League(NHL). The NHL started a strike-shortened 48-game regular season on Saturday and to say the fans of hockey forgave and forgot would be an understatement. There were great crowds all...