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  • Lance Armstrong throws support behind 'Icarus' doping documentary

    02/06/2018 11:48:25 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 14 replies
    Cycling News ^ | Jan 4, 2018
    Lance Armstrong has thrown his support behind the Netflix documentary Icarus, which details the alleged Russian state doping system put in place at the Sochi Olympics. Armstrong has pledged to host a screening of the film on January 6 in New York City. Oscar nomination voting opens on January. (Update: it's been nominated.) Fogel told the Hollywood Reporter that he first learned Armstrong had watched the film when he saw Armstrong's tweet in December, and he was happy that Armstrong responded positively. "He was certainly punished in having his seven Tour titles stripped from him, and this is a subject...

    02/03/2015 1:51:06 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 16 replies ^ | 3 Feb 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    Lance Armstrong is facing criminal charges for his actions regarding a car accident that happened in Aspen, Colorado on December 28, 2014, where he hit two parked cars after a night of partying and tried to let his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, take the blame. According to a report by ESPN, Armstrong and Hansen, who have been dating for years, were leaving a party at the Aspen Art Museum, with Armstrong behind the wheel of his GMC Yukon. The car slid on some ice and hit the parked cars. Armstrong and Hansen agreed to say that Hansen was driving. After police...
  • Lance Armstrong Says He'll Start New Cancer Foundation if not Allowed to Return to Iconic ....

    07/14/2014 2:37:53 PM PDT · by Cecily · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 14, 2014 | Peter Rugg
    Two years after a shocking doping scandal forced him from the charity he created, former elite cyclist Lance Armstrong may start a new cancer foundation if he is not allowed to return to the iconic Livestrong brand. Armstrong, 42, recently told reporters he was weighing his options as the people in charge of Livestrong consider his potential future involvement. He told the Des Moines Register that 'if I'm not welcome' he would likely either start a new foundation 'which is probably the most likely scenario, or just be willing and able to help, wherever I'm asked.'
  • (Video) Lance Armstrong Reduced To Working In A Bicycle Shop?

    04/20/2014 11:37:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | April 19, 2014 | Kevin Lake
    Has seven time Tour De France champion Lance Armstrong been reduced to working in a bicycle repair shop? Not really, but it does seem that he’s gotten to the point where he’ll take any job that is offered to him. In this video, Armstrong demonstrates how to change a flat tire on a bicycle. However, it’s not a joke. It’s meant for practical instruction. The makers of the video, Outside Magazine, claim they were shocked that when they approached Armstrong about shooting the video for their website that he actually said yes. Armstrong won an unprecedented 7 Tour De France...
  • The Lance Armstrong of American Politics: A Study in Biochemistry and the Madness of Crowds

    03/27/2014 9:33:26 PM PDT · by IChing · 11 replies ^ | 3/26/14 | Donald Joy
    In the summer of 1999 I was unemployed, unmarried, and a bit depressed, living in the Pacific Northwest. I decided to just roam, and I set off on a meandering journey all over and across the United States to visit the East coast, then drive all the way back again. I know, crazy. So what. Gas cost a little more than a buck a gallon back then, and I had a small car and nothing else I particularly needed or wanted to do. Throughout my trip I would catch the news on whatever radio stations I could, as I blasted...
  • Book: Ex-Fiancee Sheryl Crow Told Feds About Lance Armstrong's Doping

    10/10/2013 3:00:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 10 Oct 2013
    Armstrong was open about his doping with Crow, never suspecting that she would tell anybody about it. "Rather than try to hide the transfusion from her, Armstrong was completely open about it," the authors write, according to the Daily News. "He trusted that Crow would have no desire to tell the press or anyone else about the team's doping program. He explained that it was simply part of the sport - that all cyclists were doing the same thing."
  • Lance Armstrong Says It's The Postal Service's Fault For.... $41 Million When He Was On Drugs

    07/25/2013 10:17:15 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    Yahoo/Business Insider ^ | 07/25/2013 | Jim Edwards
    FULL TITLE: Lance Armstrong Says It's The Postal Service's Fault For Giving Him $41 Million When He Was On Drugs Lance Armstrong' defense of the false claims lawsuit brought against him by former cycling teammate Floyd Landis is a breathtaking act of chutzpah: It is the government's fault that his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, did not know he was taking drugs when he won all those Tour de Frances, Armstrong argues. In fact, the post office liked sponsoring Armstrong when he was doping, the cyclist argues, and "got exactly what it bargained for." Armstrong made the argument in legal...
  • Justice files suit against Lance Armstrong

    04/23/2013 5:36:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The Department of Justice said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that cyclist Lance Armstrong was "unjustly enriched" while he used steroids to win multiple Tour de France titles. In the formal complaint, the Justice Department said they would seek triple damages against Armstrong, who admitted earlier this year that he doped to win his seven straight titles. The U.S. Postal Service paid some $40 million to appear as the title sponsor of Armstrong's team during six of those seven races. "Defendants were unjustly enriched to the extent of the payments and other benefits they received from the USPS, either directly...
  • US Department of Justice to join lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

    02/22/2013 1:03:27 PM PST · by Baynative · 41 replies
    USNews ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Pete Williams
    The Justice Department will notify a federal court Friday that it is joining one of his former racing teammates in suing him for using performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, legal sources told NBC News. The government is signing on to a lawsuit filed two years ago by Floyd Landis, one of Armstrong's former Tour de France teammates who has already admitted cheating. Among its claims: Landis saw Armstrong store and then re-inject his own blood to boost his performance, and Armstrong twice gave Landis banned hormones before races.
  • Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

    02/06/2013 3:30:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | February 6, 2013 | John Stossel
    I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!" Well, it can. So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that. After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos...
  • Travis Tygart tells ’60 Minutes’ that Lance Armstrong is still lying

    01/28/2013 8:12:23 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 7 replies
    Velo News ^ | January 28, 2013 | Neal Rogers
    Even when Lance Armstrong portrayed himself as coming clean about his career spent cheating to win, he was still lying. That’s the argument U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart made Sunday evening on the CBS show “60 Minutes,” in an interview with Scott Pelley for a segment called “The Fall of Lance Armstrong.” Tygart sat down with Pelley to rebut several claims Armstrong made during his interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was televised on January 17-18. Among the statements that Tygart said were categorically untrue: that Armstrong had raced free of performance-enhancing drugs during his 2009 and 2010 comeback; that...
  • Lance Armstrong Not the Only Celeb With Hell to Pay

    01/19/2013 9:47:47 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 36 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 19, 2013 | JP
    Lance Armstrong is going to hell. And I don’t mean that in the figurative sense. The disgraced cyclist is destined for the “fiery furnace” from which there is no escape, where there will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And he will be joined by other celebrities of this fallen world. Like preternatural golfer Tiger Woods, John Travolta and Bill Gates. Armstrong is bound for eternal punishment not because he used performance enhancing drugs to capture seven consecutive Tour de France championships. Not because he unabashedly lied about his doping. Not because he unconscionably slandered those who exposed his cheating....
  • Lance Armstrong - A Lesson In The Futility Of Sports Royalty

    01/18/2013 4:52:21 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 34 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/18/13 | LD Jackson
    For today's post, I want to depart from the normal news and political chatter we normally discuss and focus on something that I believe is travesty, both in America and across the world. For decades, Lance Armstrong has been the epitome of toughness and grit in the world of sports. He managed to beat cancer, no small feat there, and then came back to win the Tour de France seven years running. He was heralded as a superstar and he became a millionaire because of his victories and the resulting endorsements. All of this took place amidst accusations of doping....
  • The True Scandal of Lance Armstrong: Enough Free Passes for Role Models

    01/16/2013 2:23:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | January 16, 2013 | Armstrong Williams
    Another day. Another scandal. Another high-profile celebrity headed to Oprah’s couch to express contrition and try to resuscitate his image. Today it’s Lance Armstrong, but tomorrow it will be someone else -- which is why I believe it’s time to say enough is enough. No more free passes for our children’s role models. I don’t know Lance Armstrong and apparently nobody else really did either. What I knew was the same cynically constructed fairy tale that he sold all of us: the inspirational story of a young cyclist who nearly died from cancer and was resurrected through the miracles of...
  • What's The One Thing Lance Armstrong And President Obama Have In Common?

    01/16/2013 10:09:15 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-15-13 (DUmmies Slam Lance Armstrong)

    01/15/2013 6:37:16 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 15, 2013 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    You want to be a successful LOUSY FREEPER TROLL in DUmmieland? Then you need to build up your post count so as to avoid any suspicions. It is tough to do on the political threads where I generally just post fairly innocuous comments. However, sometimes there are DUmmie threads where I completely agree with the sentiment, such as F*ck Lance Armstrong.. where I was able to post my REAL opinion several times without fear of detection as an LFT. One fringe benefit was that WILLIAM RIVERS PITT joined the thread with a FALSE observation. I was tempted to ask...
  • Oprah Winfrey 'surprised and mesmerized' by Lance Armstrong's confession

    01/15/2013 6:24:50 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 15, 2013 | BETH STEBNER and RACHEL QUIGLEY
    Oprah Winfrey revealed today she was surprised and mesmerized by some of Lance Armstrong's answers in the wake of her grueling two-hour interview with the shamed cyclist, in which he finally admitted using illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Speaking to CBS this morning about the 'intense and emotional' interview that took place in Austin yesterday, she said: 'He did not come clean in the manner I expected, I was surprised. Myself and the whole team were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. 'I think he answered my questions satisfactorily. He was thoughtful and serious and had prepared himself for this...
  • In Reversal, Armstrong Is Said to Weigh Admitting Drug Use

    01/05/2013 8:19:28 AM PST · by Vision · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/5/13 | JULIET MACUR
    Lance Armstrong, who this fall was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports, has told associates and antidoping officials that he is considering publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career, according to several people with direct knowledge of the situation. He would do this, the people said, because he wants to persuade antidoping officials to restore his eligibility so he can resume his athletic career.
  • Michelle Obama & Madonna Among GQ's 'Least Influential People Of 2012'

    11/28/2012 10:00:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 28, 2012 | Aly Weisman
    GQ magazine has just announced their list of "The Least Influential People of 2012" — "a collection of people so uninspiring that we should round them all up and stick them on an iceberg." While some, like Hulk Hogan (#24), may be obvious picks, others such as Michelle Obama's exile to the iceberg came as a bit of a surprise. Below are GQ's top 15 picks, along with an explanatory line of their biting commentary: 15. Bobby Valentine: "a man whose greatest accomplishment in baseball remains wearing a fake-mustache disguise to sneak back into the dugout after getting ejected from...
  • Lance Armstrong Cheated to Win. Why is that Wrong?

    11/20/2012 12:11:09 PM PST · by Notary Sojac · 49 replies ^ | 17 Nov 2010 | Nick Gillespie
    After months of bad press, the greatest competitive cyclist of all time has officially hit rock bottom: The Lance Armstrong Foundation has dropped the name of its eponymous creator and will now be known as the Livestrong Foundation. Rest easy, Lance, it can’t get much – or is that any? – worse. His story is unparalleled, Shakespearean in scope and breadth. A cocky, gum-flapping athlete battled insurmountable odds after a devastating cancer diagnosis, his greasy soul barely slipping the surly clutches of a certain dirt nap. Ultimately, he rehabilitated his battered body and morphed into a champion. Not only did...