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Topic - Floyd Landis
Disgraced bicyclist and admitted doper Lance Armstrong beat back a lawsuit filed by whistleblower Floyd Landis that accused him of defrauding his sports sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, with this defense: The government agency knew I was doping all along.
The Justice Department filed charges against disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong on Tuesday, claiming he violated a contract with his former teammates and "unjustly enriched" himself with his drug-fueled Tour de France wins.
The federal government is going after Lance Armstrong's money. As much as it can get.
The U.S. Justice Department will join a suit against Lance Armstrong for using performance-enhancing drugs during his Tour de France cycling races, according to breaking news announced on NBC's Twitter feed.
He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.
By admitting that he used PEDs to dominate cycling and become one of the world's most marketable athletes, Lance Armstrong has weakened his defense in a series of lawsuits that could cost him more than $100 million — and may have provided an inadvertent blueprint for how to better deter high-profile athletes from doping. Forget public shame. Never mind competitive bans. Instead, get a lawyer. Then go after the money. .
Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by U.S Postal Service investigators, then tried to keep the inquiry under seal and out of the public eye, according to recently released court documents.
Seven lines of blanks. From 1999 to 2005. There will be no Tour de France winner in the record book for those years.
Page after page of damning details. They came from computer records, books, media reports and, maybe most significantly, the people Lance Armstrong used to train alongside and celebrate with. The people he used to call his friends.
Lance Armstrong said he wanted to see the names of his accusers. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency gave him 26, including 11 ex-teammates.
Lance Armstrong challenged the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to name names and say what it had on him. On Wednesday, it did.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong's career Friday — including his record seven Tour de France titles — and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned substances.
As far as Lance Armstrong is concerned, it's all over.
Alberto Contador was stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title Monday and banned for two years after sports' highest court found the Spanish cyclist guilty of doping.
Former international cycling chief Hein Verbruggen on Monday denied allegations that the governing body covered up a suspicious drug test result by Lance Armstrong at the 2001 Tour de Suisse.
"That story wasn't true. There was no positive test, no paying off of the labs. There was no secret meeting with the lab director," he said.
Former teammate Floyd Landis, who was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title for doping, alleges in one of the lawsuits that Armstrong defrauded the U.S. government by repeatedly denying he used performance-enhancing drugs.