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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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  • Support for Armstrong's Foundation soars despite being stripped of wins

    Support for Armstrong's Foundation soars despite being stripped of wins
    Last week, Lance Armstrong threw in the towel after fighting allegations of juicing for 13 years, defending his seven Tour de France wins. He claimed "enough is enough." Afterwards, you might have expected his supporters to turn their backs on the...
  • Armstrong Can't Dodge His Tainted Legacy

    Armstrong Can't Dodge His Tainted Legacy
    Lance Armstrong's decision not to fight long-standing allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs to spike seven Tour De France cycling championships came within days of Roger Clemens' decision to lace up his spikes again. (The 50-year-old...
  • 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...
  • Laurent Fignon dies at 50; two-time Tour de France champion

    Laurent Fignon dies at 50; two-time Tour de France champion
    Laurent Fignon, the Frenchman who won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 and lost to American Greg LeMond in 1989 in the race's closest finish, has died of cancer. He was 50. Fignon died Tuesday, the French cycling federation announced. Fignon said in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Anna Deavere Smith on healthcare, mimicry and President Obama

     
    Anna Deavere Smith, whose play "Let Me Down Easy" premieres on PBS, talks about the writing process and documentary theater....
  • Lance Armstrong doping inquiry closed, no charges to come

     
    More than one of Armstrong's former teammates claims to have witnessed the cyclist using performance enhancing drugs....
  • “Raw Faith” explores former minister Marilyn Sewell’s long journey to happiness

     
    For something that seems to play such a prominent role in society, spirituality doesn't often get the serious and honest exploration it does in Raw Faith. The documentary, which premieres May 20 at 8pm on Documentary Channel, follows two years in the life...
  • Bel Air home invasion robbers steal 2 vintage bikes worth $1.5 million

     
    Two men broke into a Bel Air home, tied up one person inside and made off with two vintage motorcycles worth $1.5 million, the Los Angeles Police Department said....
  • Voters back tobacco tax but split on term-limits change

     
    A proposed $1-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes remains highly popular among California voters, but they are split over whether to change the state’s 22-year-old term limits law, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. The two...