After a disastrous performance at the 2014 Winter Games, the U.S. speedskating team has doubled down on its partnership with Under Armour, its outfitter and sponsor whose speed suits were ditched by some of the skaters in Sochi.
This week 29 years ago, Greg LeMond becomes the first American to win the Tour de France, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey, "Aliens" reigned supreme at the box office and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
Doug Ulman, a Howard County native and founder of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, has been named president and CEO of Pelotonia, a cycling organization that raises money for cancer research, according to officials of the Ohio-based organization.
According to the website for the Le Tour de France (Letour.com), the final, 21st stage of this year's 101st edition of the famed European bicycle race will take place on July 27. For the riders, it will mark the end of a journey of 3,664 kilometers, from England to Paris by way of much of France, that began on July 5.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults said Wednesday it would continue to work with Lance Armstrong's Livestrong, even as Lance Armstrong stepped down from his role as chairman following his doping scandal.
All the movement makes me want to demand a refund -- of the time and money spent on Armstrong's book. I imagine the allegations will make folks feel a little less eager to sport the Livestrong brand, as well.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report on Lance Armstrong was involved in doping is loaded with explosive allegations from fellow cyclists -- which the seven-time Tour de France champion has vehemently denied. But the quirkiest bit of information is that at least one rider nicknamed a common performance-enhancing drug for Baltimore's favorite literary son.
Lance Armstrong was the first cancer survivor across the finish line in the Revolution 3 Half-Full Triathlon at Centennial Park in Howard County on Sunday, finishing the 70-mile race at the head of the survivors division in about 4 hours, 16 minutes.
The Ulman Cancer fund for Young Adults has announced that Livestrong founder and cyclist Lance Armstrong will be participating in the non-profit's third annual half full trialthlon on Oct. 7, according to a news release.
After the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stripped Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles and issued a lifetime cycling ban for the athlete, the Ulman Cancer Fund said it plans to continue working with Armstrong and his foundation in the fight against cancer.
More than 100 years ago, "bicycle riders and racers, were filled with excitement over an event to take place at the Pleasure Park, a newly built horseracing track with grandstand one mile north of Westminster on the road to Littlestown."