| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:07 AM
The International Documentary Assn. will honor Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and Geralyn Dreyfous with IDA Documentary Awards at a ceremony in December, the organization announced Wednesday.
The IDA will present its 2013 Career Achievement Award to Gibney,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports.
They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for...
| Jan 28, 2013
My husband and I were trading words of disappointment and disgust after Lance Armstrong's recent admission to doping when our sports-loving 9-year-old said: "What are you two talking about?"
I told him that a well-known bicyclist had taken performance...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Lance Armstrong has quit the board of his namesake foundation -- the latest fallout from allegations of doping that brought about the cycling icon's epic downfall.
He chose to resign from the Lance Armstrong Foundation -- known by the name Livestrong --...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:04 PM
About six weeks ago, a few readers sent emails complaining because the Tribune had given no coverage to local cyclist Christian Vande Velde’s victory in the U.S. Pro Challenge stage race in Colorado.
My response was to say we felt leery of writing...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Chicago Tribune sports columnist David Haugh comments on Lance Armstrong stepping down from Livestrong, as well as Nike's recent decision to drop their sponsorship.
| Jan 23, 2013
Give disgraced bicyclist Lance Armstrong this much credit: Last week, when TV host Oprah Winfrey asked him, point-blank, "In all seven of your Tour de France victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope?" he answered, with a nod, "yes."...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:41 PM
In 2008, only eight years after taking up biking, Jim Long decided to do a bike trip in conjunction with the legendary Tour de France, a trip he saw as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
"It was so much fun," he remembered, "we decided it was a twice-in-...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Dan Turner, a Times editorial writer for nearly a decade who was known for his sharply witty observations on a broad range of subjects, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home. He was 49.
The cause was pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed two years ago,...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Ten observations on the Lance Armstrong saga, which took on a new dimension once the Big O got involved and apparently got the defrocked 7-time Tour de France winner to tell the truth, or some of it, about his doping:
1. It would be a lot easier to...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Hey, pro cycling: move over on that trash heap, so there is some room for track and field.
Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track’s credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis.
Sunday, leading U.S....
| Jul 14, 2013
MONELLS, Spain — Almost every year since 1996, I have organized a week-long, early summer bicycle tour in a foreign country for a group of friends. So far we've biked in 10 countries from New Zealand to Italy, including three tours in France.