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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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  • End of an icon

    End of an icon
    It may be a desire for immortality that pushes some athletes to seek to transcend the limitations of mere mortal bodies through the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Certainly Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner and Olympic champion,...
  • 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...
  • Should the Olympics suspend cycling?

    No, but UCI must go Philip Hersh Chicago Tribune Cycling gets to stay in the Olympics on one condition: the International Cycling Union leaders who turned a blind eye to doping (best case) or enabled it (more likely) must go. Ex-UCI President Hein...
  • What was the No. 1 sports story of 2012?

    Look toward London Iliana Limón Romero Orlando Sentinel The London Olympics delivered the most compelling storylines of 2012. Gabby Douglas was not considered a contender for the women's gymnastics all-around gold medal at the beginning of the year,...
  • It's not about the bike, it's about cancer

    It's not about the bike, it's about cancer
    Oh, Lance. How could you? Thursday’s announcement was stunning. Seven-time winner of the Tour de France, testicular cancer survivor, Livestrong founder, cancer fundraiser, our hero, our real-life Superman — and you’re giving up without...
  • Fallen firefighters remembered during 24-hour ride

    Fallen firefighters remembered during 24-hour ride
    The subject line on the email Chris Myers sent to his doctor beforehand says it all — "An act of lunacy." "Yes, I'm absolutely insane," Myers said. How so? Well, he participated in the fifth annual 24 Hours of Booty, a charity cycling event that...
  • Lance Armstrong's greatest legacy

    The day the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced it was stripping Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France victories and imposing a lifetime competition ban on him was a dramatic one in the world of sports and an even more dramatic one for cancer...
  • Lance Armstrong to speak on Ulman Cancer panel

    Lance Armstrong to speak on Ulman Cancer panel
    Two weeks after announcing Lance Armstrong will participate in the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults half full triathlon on Sunday, Oct. 7, the fund has announced that the Livestrong founder will also participate on a Cancer Survivor Panel at...
  • Lance Armstrong to speak Saturday in Ellicott City

    Lance Armstrong to speak Saturday in Ellicott City
    Before he competes in a local triathlon this weekend, Lance Armstrong will speak at a panel discussion in Ellicott City. Armstrong will appear Saturday at a discussion being called Lance Unplugged where, among other things, he promises to address why...
  • Paul Schurick: Facing charges with buzz-cut, goateed style

    Paul Schurick: Facing charges with buzz-cut, goateed style
    Is it just me, or is Paul Schurick looking a lot cooler now that he's on the hot seat? The longtime aide to former Governors Bob Ehrlich and William Donald Schaefer always came off as a buttoned-down bureaucrat to me. Until I saw him in April at...
  • Owings Mills cyclist pedals 200 miles for cancer charity

    Owings Mills cyclist pedals 200 miles for cancer charity
    Buzz Levin jumped into cycling 21 years ago with both feet, and he's been pedaling ever since. Levin of Owings Mills originally took up the sport so he could participate in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, a two-day, 200-mile race that raises money for...
  • Author and cancer survivor Annette Abrams visits Havre de Grace Friday for book signing

    When being treated for plasma cellleukemia, Charlotte "Charlie" Barker of Havre de Grace didn't have to go through it alone. During her time at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, where Barker received a stem cell transplant in January 2008, she...