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Michele Ferrari and son summoned for questioning about alleged EPO doping

Dr. Michele Ferrari and his son Stefano have been summoned for questioning by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) anti-doping prosecutor on Friday, September 4. The infamous sports doctor is suspected of providing advice and assistance about EPO and other banned substances to Italian biathlete Daniel Taschler and his father Gottlieb, a vice president of the international Biathlon...
Via Cycling News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike fights subpoena in federal lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

  Athletic apparel giant Nike Inc. is fighting subpoenas for financial documents and witness depositions in the federal government's lawsuit against former cyclist Lance Armstrong, arguing they are irrelevant to the case and could compromise trade secrets. Armstrong and the government both have subpoenaed Nike, which was one of Armstrong's major sponsors until it dropped him in...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike fights subpoena in federal lawsuit against Armstrong

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Athletic apparel giant Nike Inc. is fighting subpoenas for documents and witness depositions in the federal government's lawsuit against former cyclist Lance Armstrong. Armstrong and the government both have subpoenaed Nike, which was one of Armstrong's major sponsors until dropping him in 2012 after his use of performance enhancing drugs was exposed. The government...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

US court forces Lance Armstrong to give three more hours of testimony in whistleblower lawsuit

US District Judge Christopher Cooper has ruled that Lance Armstrong will provide three more hours of testimony under oath in order to go examine relevant information about doping in the on-going whistleblower lawsuit, according to a report in USA Today. In addition, Armstrong’s former teammate Floyd Landis will be granted two hours to question the disgraced former Tour de France...
Via Cycling News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Federal judge orders Lance Armstrong give three more hours of testimony

A federal judge has ordered Lance Armstrong to give three more hours of testimony to government attorneys in order to "fully explore" the disgraced cyclist's prior statements about his use of PEDs.  This comes in addition to the seven hours of testimony Armstrong had given under desposition on July 23, as part of the government's lawsuit to recover the millions of dollars in sponsorship...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong medical records critical to whistleblower case, says US government

The US government says obtaining Lance Armstrong's medical records from the Indiana University School of Medicine could be key to proving fraud in the whistleblower lawsuit first brought by Floyd Landis against Armstrong and the US Postal Service team management in 2010, under the US False Claims Act. The US government joined the suit in 2013, and has been steadily gathering testimony...
Via Cycling News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong's deposition testimony made public

Federal investigators are asking for further depositions of Lance Armstrong, in part because of his attorney’s “repeated interruptions,” in part due to his apparently unsatisfactory answers, according to USA Today. In support of their case, the investigators included portions of the transcript from the first deposition, giving a look into Armstrong’s state of mind, and his...
Via Cycling News
24 days ago  |  Discuss

US government seeks Lance Armstrong's medical records

The US government has subpoenaed the Indiana University School of Medicine to provide Lance Armstrong’s medical records from the time of his treatment for cancer in 1996. The government’s intent is to find out if Armstrong’s doctors knew that he had used performance-enhancing drugs, according to USA Today. The government is seeking the medical records as part of the whistleblower...
Via Cycling News
26 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Tour de France is most-watched on NBCSN since 2010

Cycling is a sport that’s suffered hits due to Lance Armstrong and doping. But with a scandal-free season going into this year’s Tour de France, NBCSN saw its numbers rise for the month-long event that concluded last weekend. Sports Media Watch notes that the 2015 Tour saw its best viewership in five years dating  back to Lance Armstrong’s last time in the event. Throughout...
Via Awful Announcing
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets fans fly "Cheaters Look Up" banner over Patriots practice

New England Patriots fans in attendance for the team’s first day of practice — and there’s a lot of them — might want to keep an eye on the sky. According to Metro, an ambitious group of New York Jets fans plan to send an airplane with a banner over the Patriots’ practice facilities at Gillette Stadium on Thursday. The report says the banner reads “Cheaters Look Up!”...
Via NESN.com
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour de France Most-Watched on NBCSN Since 2010

As had been the case throughout the event, the Tour de France ended with its highest average since 2010. Live coverage of the Tour de France averaged 365,000 viewers on NBCSN, up 27% from last year (288K), up 27% from 2013 (287K), and the highest average for the event since Lance Armstrong’s last appearance in [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Column: Important not to let Armstrong ruin Tour again

LES BLAYES, France (AP) In his biography, Chris Froome recounts how his two elder brothers used to amuse themselves by locking him in a dog kennel with an angry, scratching turkey. ''Only when I was in absolute floods of tears would they open the cage up and let me out,'' the Tour de France race leader recounts. Thick skins are built on such experiences. Froome has needed that armor...
Via AP on Fox
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Armstrong return for charity casts shadow on Tour de France

RODEZ, France (AP) The Tour de France is on in southern France. So is the Tour de Lance. That long-used play on words doesn't mean what it used to, though it still applies, because Lance Armstrong rode the Tour de France route on Thursday and France, a day ahead of the race, for charity. With the Tour still trying to emerge from the shadow of his doping-rife era, when he won seven...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong returns to Tour de France route for charity event

  Like an unwanted ghost, Lance Armstrong has returned to the fringes of the Tour de France on a money-raising ride ahead of the showcase race he once ruled. The Texan, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping, set off early Thursday morning with former footballer Geoff Thomas to help raise funds to fight blood cancer. Armstrong is riding the Tour route one...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong back riding on French roads

It was like old times this morning outside Lance Armstrong’s team bus on stage 13 of the Tour de France, albeit a day ahead of the race proper, and more so for the assembled journalists and photographers than Armstrong himself. Rather tentatively, Armstrong walked down the steps of the Le Tour One Day Ahead coach and into the sunlight at eight o’ clock sharp. A sometimes unruly...
Via Cycling News
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Armstrong returns to fringe of Tour de France

LANNEMEZAN, France (AP) LANNEMEZAN, France (AP) - The latest from the 12th stage of the Tour de France (all times local). --- 9.30 a.m. Like an unwanted ghost, Lance Armstrong has returned to the fringes of the Tour de France on a money-raising ride ahead of the showcase race he once ruled. The American, stripped of his seven Tour victories for doping, set off early Thursday morning...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong: Tour de France doping questions about Froome are ‘my fault’

Lance Armstrong took some of the blame for the doping accusations levelled recently against Tour de France winner Chris Froome, saying in an interview with Sky Sports News HQ that he can empathise with riders having to answer questions about doping during the middle of the Tour. "I know what that is like for a guy like Chris to be in the middle of the Tour, to deal with the constant...
Via Cycling News
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Froome dismisses Lance Armstrong’s return to France for charity ride, Thomas more critical

Chris Froome (Team Sky) has dismissed Lance Armstrong’s presence in France to ride stages of the Tour de France a day before the race as a “non-event”, with his teammate Geraint Thomas even more critical, suggesting that the riders in the current peloton are paying the price for the damage Armstrong did to the sport in the past. Armstrong will team up with cancer survivor...
Via Cycling News
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong, Markel Irizar and others react to Basso cancer news

Ivan Basso hasn't been short of well wishers since he announced that he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer in a rest-day press conference at the Tour de France on Monday. The 37-year-old had felt a pain in his left testicle ever since a minor crash on stage 5 and after examination from the Tinkoff-Saxo medical staff and x-rays in the Tour’s mobile radiology unit, hospital...
Via Cycling News
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Armstrong girlfriend must testify, Landis to produce records

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The judge presiding over the federal government's fraud lawsuit against Lance Armstrong has ruled that the cyclist's girlfriend will have to give sworn testimony. Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington, D.C., also ruled that former teammate Floyd Landis must turn over records of investigations into his own previous doping case. The decisions come in a case that...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in ‘The Program’ trailer

During the past few years, three movies about Lance Armstrong have gone into development. The first to hit theaters will be The Program, starring Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) as Armstrong and directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen). Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) also stars in the film as David Walsh, the Irish journalist for The British Times determined to uncover Armstrong’s doping...
Via Awful Announcing
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong calls himself Lord Voldemort, says people want to pretend he never lived

In July, cycling pariah Lance Armstrong will participate in the charity event "One Day Ahead," returning to the scene of his seven Tour de France victories. But if a competitor has had his title (or seven) stripped, did the win ever occur? That's the quandary facing Armstrong, who lamented in a group interview recently that the cycling community, media and world at large pretends...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong say Postal contract worth more to government

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lance Armstrong's legal team is laying out some of the details in a key part of his defense against the federal government's fraud lawsuit: that his Tour de France victories were worth far more to sponsor U.S. Postal Service than they were to him. Armstrong's lawyers filed documents in federal court Tuesday, noting that the Postal Service's reviews of its contracts...
Via AP on Fox
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong: WADA head rebuffed proposed meeting in 2013

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lance Armstrong said Wednesday that the World Anti-Doping Agency and others are ''owed an apology,'' but noted the agency's chief rebuffed efforts to meet with him back in 2013. David Howman, director general of WADA, said this week he was disappointed Armstrong has not apologized for costly lawsuits before the former cycling champion admitted using performance...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WADA director general disappointed at lack of Lance Armstrong apology

  The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency is disappointed Lance Armstrong has not apologized for costly and time-consuming lawsuits before the former cycling champion admitted using performance-enhancing drugs. In an interview at The Associated Press on Tuesday, David Howman said NFL and NHL players need to change their attitude toward drug testing, the NCAA and amateur...
Via AP on Fox
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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