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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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  • Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit

    Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit
    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...
  • Lance Armstrong: Not a lost cause

    Lance Armstrong: Not a lost cause
    Earlier this month, Lance Armstrong participated in a triathlon in Columbia, benefiting the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Despite some poor weather, the event was an overwhelming success. People turned out in droves to watch Mr. Armstrong compete...
  • All U.S. sports need an anti-doping agency

    All U.S. sports need an anti-doping agency
    Time will tell whether self-described "bully" Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey can repair the good name he lost when the United States Anti-Doping Agency revealed the truth behind his carefully crafted "narrative" of survival and sports...
  • Armstrong's disgrace

    Armstrong's disgrace
    Like many Americans, for years I wanted to believe Lance Armstrong. He had the aura of a hero, a testicular cancer survivor's story and seven consecutive Tour de France victories ("Armstrong lays out story of his doping," Jan. 18). In hindsight, the...
  • Bits & Pieces: Towson's baseball and men's soccer programs fighting for survival

    The University of Maryland did it in July 2012 and now Towson University is following suit. The Maryland athletic program dropped seven sports and now the athletic director at Towson, Mike Waddell, is recommending for baseball and mens soccer to be cut as...
  • Athletic cuts handled poorly by Towson University administration

    We knew that the cuts were coming, but it was through the execution of the whole thing that Towson University showed how to do things the wrong way. The President of the University, Maravene Loeschke, gave members of the men's soccer and baseball...
  • Bits & Pieces: Armstrong's fall from grace should not taint Livestrong's good work

    I did not see Doug Ulman's appearance on last Thursday's edition of "Good Morning America," so I can't comment on that. However, I did see a copy of a Jan. 18 message that Ulman, the CEO of Livestrong, sent out to one of the organization's supporters...
  • Fans crave what cheating provides

    Fans crave what cheating provides
    As a longtime fan of bicycle racing — I was on the finish line in Paris in 1986 when Greg LeMond became the first American to win the Tour de France — I followed Lance Armstrong's career with intense excitement as he took cycling from the...
  • If Armstrong comes clean, reinstate him?

    If Armstrong comes clean, reinstate him?
    Throw the book at him Philip Hersh Chicago Tribune Before assuming Lance Armstrong comes fully clean, not to Oprah Winfrey but to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency under oath — quite an assumption, given his decade of lies — it is worth noting...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER: Rainy, with temperatures in the 40s. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS O'Malley to push sweeping gun control, licensing plan: Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday broad details of a plan that would...
  • Lance Armstrong and Oprah an unbeatable ratings team?

    Lance Armstrong and Oprah an unbeatable ratings team?
    The question now is: who’s getting more out of Lance Armstrong’s doping confession, the disgraced cyclist himself or Oprah? I say that because Oprah Winfrey -- the Doyenne of Drama, the High Priestess of Pathos -- was busy Tuesday flacking...
  • Lance Armstrong an argument for book burning

    Lance Armstrong an argument for book burning
    Lance Armstrong's well-orchestrated apology tour has brought back a bad memory: all the wasted hours I spent reading his book, "It's Not About the Bike." I was one of many readers captivated by his dramatic tale: hot-headed young rider gets felled by...