UPDATE, March 6: Lance Armstrong gives an exclusive sit-down interview with Sports Illustrated. Check it out.
The downfall of seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has been one of the most compelling stories of the past year. Bookmark this page to keep up with the latest news and find previous reports on the disgraced cyclist.
- Armstrong’s use of performance enhancing drugs and other techniques were detailed in Tyler Hamilton’s book The Secret Race. More.
- The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released its doping evidence against Armstrong in October. Read the evidence.
- Numerous sponsors dropped Armstrong in the wake of the USADA evidence was released. More.
- Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his influential non-profit, Livestrong. More.
- The cyclist, now stripped of his seven Tour De France titles, appears in a two-night interview with Oprah Winfrey. More.
- SCA Promotions Inc., which paid Armstrong $12 million in bonuses for three Tour de France victories, filed suit in February, 2013, for the return of its money in the wake of his doping admissions. More.
- The Justice Department, on Feb. 22 of 2013, joins a lawsuit filed in 2011 by another disgraced cyclist, Floyd Landis, which could claim $100 million in damages caused by his used of PEDs while riding with the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team. More.
- In late February two more lawsuits are filed against Armstrong, including one from an insurance company. More.