Found October 19, 2012 on
It hasn't been a good year for Lance Armstrong, and it's about to get even worse.
Stephen Swart, a cyclist from New Zealand, has said that he was paid $50,000 for not "attacking" Armstrong during his pursuit of the Triple Crown back in 1993, according to ABC News. Swart made this information known under oath in 2006 when he was in court for an Armstrong-related case.
Armstrong has already reportedly tested positive for performance-enhacing drugs, he was then forced to step down from the Livestrong Foundation and Nike cut ties with him in the past few days.
Check out the video below to hear what Swart said in court.
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ERASING THE PAST
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Christine Brennan from USA Today joins Fox Sports Tonight to talk about Lance Armstrong being dropped from Nike
The usher who pimped for A-Rod.The guy who warmed up Swish in the infield, so he didn't have to hear the booing.The math whiz who calculated all of Girardi's successful matchups.Lance Armstrong, for taking away a few headlines.Honey Boo-Boo, for giving the Yankee fan base a new name.Kevin Long. Why bother with an explanation?Raul Ibanez. Hey, did he ever meet Scott Brosius?