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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong, born Sept. 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, is a champion professional cyclist, who has won the Tour De France seven times (every year between 1999 and 2005) in his career. Armstrong is also notable for overcoming testicular cancer and has a charitable foundation, which is well-known for its yellow Livestrong bracelets. Armstrong also won the UCI Road World Championships and United States National Road Race Championships in 1993. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
Lance Armstrong, born Sept. 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, is a champion professional cyclist, who has won the Tour De France seven times (every year between 1999 and 2005) in his career. Armstrong is also notable for overcoming testicular cancer and has a charitable foundation, which is well-known for its yellow Livestrong bracelets. Armstrong also won the UCI Road World Championships and United States National Road Race Championships in 1993. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • Parasite treatment may help people with brain cancer

    Parasite treatment may help people with brain cancer
    At a lab on the edge of the Johns Hopkins University's East Baltimore medical campus, researchers grow tumors on mice so they can try and cure them. But one day, the cancer wouldn't grow. They tried again and again for months. Figuring there must be...
  • Bits & Pieces: Local Special Olympians shine bright again at Winter Games

    When I was young and living in Portland, Maine, we never had organizations like Special Olympics for people with either physical or mental disabilities. In fact, we never saw people with any kind of disability. They became almost non persons. Thank...
  • Bits & Pieces: Hammond Elementary's Serpico is a true champion

    According to Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the definition of a champion is "a winner of first prize or first place in competition or one who shows marked superiority." Using that definition, Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez are champions, and yet both...
  • Bits & Pieces: Atholton inducts four new members to Hall of Fame

    I have to stop reading these depressing articles and books about some of today's professional athletes who turn out to be less than advertised. When I was a teenager, I had dozens of sports idols—from the late Bill Sharman, to Roberto Clemente and...
  • Lance Armstrong headlines Ellicott City forum

    Lance Armstrong headlines Ellicott City forum
    Lance Armstrong tried to shed his serious public persona Saturday in Ellicott City by poking fun at the elephant in a room about half-filled with triathletes: his lifetime competitive sporting ban. His host, Brock Yetso, president of the Ulman Cancer...
  • Oprah Winfrey brings it, but Lance Armstrong is still on the con

    Oprah Winfrey brings it, but Lance Armstrong is still on the con
    Tuesday morning on CBS, Oprah Winfrey said that Lance Armstrong "brought it" to the interview she had taped with him the day before. Now that we've seen the interview Thursday night, we know that isn't exactly true. Yes, he admitted to doping and...
  • Deer antler spray wouldn't deliver banned substance, according to Hopkins doctor

    Deer antler spray wouldn't deliver banned substance, according to Hopkins doctor
    Even if Ray Lewis did use deer antler spray his body would have never absorbed the banned substance its manufacturer says gives the product its potency, a Johns Hopkins professor said. Sports Illustrated ran an article online Tuesday that connected the...
  • Corporate boards look to high-profile directors

    Corporate boards look to high-profile directors
    When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine. Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...
  • Howard County race to welcome Lance Armstrong

    Howard County race to welcome Lance Armstrong
    Despite his lifetime ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, organizers of a Howard County race are welcoming Lance Armstrong to town with open arms. Organizers of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults announced the cyclist will race in their Half Full...
  • Lance Armstrong to race in Ulman Cancer fund triathlon

    Lance Armstrong to race in Ulman Cancer fund triathlon
    The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults announced Wednesday that Livestrong founder and cyclist Lance Armstrong will participate in the non-profit's third annual half full triathlon on Oct. 7, according to a news release. Armstrong will be racing...
  • To host Lance Armstrong, triathlon drops sanctioning

    To host Lance Armstrong, triathlon drops sanctioning
    Organizers of the charitable Half Full Triathlon are thrilled Lance Armstrong will compete in their October Howard County race. But critics in the sports community aren't sharing their enthusiasm. Because Armstrong has been banned for life from all...
  • Bits & Pieces: Armstrong appearance a positive for a good cause

    As soon as I heard that Lance Armstrong was coming to Columbia to participate in the REV3 Half Full Triathlon Oct. 7, my first thought was, "Oh, oh, we should get some serious noise about this one." And, while there was a reaction, the results were a...