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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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  • Lollapalooza Day 3: Rain, more rain, and a Foo Fighters finale

    Lollapalooza Day 3: Rain, more rain, and a Foo Fighters finale
    Lollapalooza 2011 is a wrap with record daily attendance (90,000), adding up to the most populated festival in North America (270,000) over the three-day weekend. Here’s an hour-by-hour account of Sunday’s action, once again from yours truly...
  • Gear: A step up in home ellipticals

    Gear: A step up in home ellipticals
    The elliptical trainer and its smooth oval foot pattern was a hit the moment it arrived on the scene in the mid-1990s, but a good one that could stand up to regular home use without rattling apart has never come cheap. That's doubly true of some of the...
  • Biking paths cross Illinois

     Biking paths cross Illinois
    The folks at Duffy's Tavern in Utica, Ill. (technically North Utica), predict an uptick in business this fall. The summer's brutal heat kept many cyclists off the Illinois & Michigan Canal path, but Duffy's, a popular watering hole within sight of the...
  • Some athletes ditch processed foods for the real deal

    Some athletes ditch processed foods for the real deal
    When sports physiologist Allen Lim flew to Europe six years ago to work with America's top pro cyclists, he saw a lot of problems in the peloton. Riders complained about the diet of packaged bars, gels, chews and sugary sports drinks that fueled them...
  • Taking your workout to the back of the body

    Taking your workout to the back of the body
    Crunches, curls and sit-ups may be standard workout fare in gyms, basements and living rooms across the land. But the authors of a new book suggest people get plenty of that movement in their daily lives. They say that to get a really strong midsection,...
  • Suspicious minds: why doping always is on mine

    Suspicious minds: why doping always is on mine
    One day at the 1997 World Track and Field Championships in Athens, Greece, the Sunday Times of London writer David Walsh asked me if I were writing about doping in every story. This was a few years before Walsh published two books about Lance Armstrong,...
  • Photos: Hollywood celebrities at play in Disneyland

    Photos: Hollywood celebrities at play in Disneyland
    Movie stars, television actors, rock singers, fashion models and professional athletes are just like you and me. They want to take their families and friends to Disneyland for a day of fun. But that's not always as easy when you're better known than...
  • Vande Velde ends 'horribly hard' Tour de France on podium

    Vande Velde ends 'horribly hard' Tour de France on podium
    The picture shows how the Tour de France ended Sunday for Christian Vande Velde: With a big smile (he's the third man from the left) and arms around the Garmin-Cervelo riders with whom Vande Velde stood on the podium as winners of the team classification...
  • Planned Parenthood launches U.S. breast health initiative

    Planned Parenthood launches U.S. breast health initiative
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, a target of U.S. conservatives opposed to its abortion and birth control services, said on Monday it will use $3 million in donations to launch an initiative to fight breast cancer with expanded screenings and...
  • Lance Armstrong banned from Chicago Marathon

    Chicago Marathon director Carey Pinkowski said Friday that sanctioning rules would prevent Lance Armstrong from running the Oct. 7 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Those rules, which prohibit banned athletes from entering races sanctioned by USA Track &...
  • No on Prop. 29

    No on Prop. 29
    What's to like about taxes? Most people view them at best as a necessary evil to help pay for robust government services — a public benefit. But cigarette taxes are an anomaly. In their case, the tax itself is a public benefit. Proposition 29, which...
  • Armstrong hit with USADA sanctions

    Armstrong hit with USADA sanctions
    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency formally announced Friday morning it had issued sanctions that strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and 2000 Olympic bronze medal and ban him for life from all sports governed by federations that are...