American Tour de France stage winners http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23406/all en UPDATE 1-Lance Armstrong may admit he used banned drugs - NY Times http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-lance-armstrong-may-admit-he-used-banned-drugs-ny-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>(Adds comments by WADA, Livestrong)</p> <p>Jan 5 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong, the American cyclist at the center of the biggest doping scandal in the sport's history, may admit he used performance-enhancing drugs during his career, the New York Times reported in Saturday's editions, citing unidentified sources.</p> <p>Such an admission would be a stunning reversal for Armstrong, who has vehemently denied doping for years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-lance-armstrong-may-admit-he-used-banned-drugs-ny-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Doping Drugs in sport Employment Relation Floyd Landis doping case Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Livestrong wristband Medicine Person Attributes Person Career Quotation Sports Tour de France United States Anti-Doping Agency Use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport World Anti-Doping Agency Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:26:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731258 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Armstrong offered donation to anti-doping agency-report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/cycling-armstrong-offered-donation-anti-doping-agency-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong once offered to donate nearly $250,000 to anti-doping efforts, the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) tells 60 Minutes Sports in an interview to be aired on Wednesday.</p> <p>Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year after an investigation by USADA found evidence of wide-spread doping, had a representative offer the agency a large sum of money in 2004, USADA chief Travis Tygart says in the wide-ranging interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/cycling-armstrong-offered-donation-anti-doping-agency-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731839 at http://www.globalpost.com Cyling-Armstrong to break silence in Oprah interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/cyling-armstrong-break-silence-oprah-interview <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong will break his silence about his lifetime ban from cycling and the doping charges made against him in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey next week, the television presenter announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>The interview, to be broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Jan. 17, will be the first the American cyclist has conducted sine receiving his ban and being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/cyling-armstrong-break-silence-oprah-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Drugs in sport Lance Armstrong Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731946 at http://www.globalpost.com Doping-Swiss laboratory denies helping Armstrong avoid detection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/doping-swiss-laboratory-denies-helping-armstrong-avoid-detectio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LAUSANNE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The director of Switzerland's laboratory for doping analysis has denied allegations that he once told disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong how to avoid being detected for EPO.</p> <p>Martial Saugy said he had one meeting with Armstrong in 2002 at the request of the International Cycling Union to talk about the tests but refuted the suggestion that he told him how to avoid detection.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/doping-swiss-laboratory-denies-helping-armstrong-avoid-detectio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Human Interest Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733227 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Armstrong to admit to doping in Oprah interview - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cycling-armstrong-admit-doping-oprah-interview-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong plans to admit to doping throughout his career in an interview with Oprah Winfrey next week, the American cyclist's first interview since being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, USA Today reported on Saturday.</p> <p>But Armstrong, 41, likely will not offer great detail about specific cases and events, the paper said, citing an unidentified source with knowledge of the situation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cycling-armstrong-admit-doping-oprah-interview-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Drugs in sport Lance Armstrong Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:30:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733590 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Lance Armstrong apologizes to staff of cancer foundation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-2-lance-armstrong-apologizes-staff-cancer-foundation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(New throughout, adds background about foundation, reaction to New York Times story)</p> <p>By Corrie MacLaggan</p> <p>AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong apologized to the staff of the cancer foundation he started on Monday, the same day Oprah Winfrey was scheduled to interview him in what is widely expected to be his first admission of doping.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-2-lance-armstrong-apologizes-staff-cancer-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Medicine Sports Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734366 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Armstrong admits to doping during Winfrey interview -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-4-armstrong-admits-doping-during-winfrey-interview-repor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with report on confession in interview)</p> <p>By Corrie MacLaggan</p> <p>AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Cyclist Lance Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview on Monday with Oprah Winfrey, USA Today reported.</p> <p>Although American media had widely speculated that Armstrong would admit to cheating in the interview, neither Winfrey nor Armstrong confirmed the report, in which the newspaper cited an anonymous source.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-4-armstrong-admits-doping-during-winfrey-interview-repor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 02:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734513 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Armstrong admits to doping during Winfrey interview -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-5-armstrong-admits-doping-during-winfrey-interview-repor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with background, possible legal implications)</p> <p>By Corrie MacLaggan</p> <p>AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 14 (Reuters) - His fall nearly complete, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong finally confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview on Monday with Oprah Winfrey, USA Today reported.</p> <p>Although American media had widely speculated that Armstrong would admit to cheating in the interview, neither Winfrey nor Armstrong would confirm the report, in which the newspaper cited an anonymous source.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-5-armstrong-admits-doping-during-winfrey-interview-repor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 03:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734521 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-UCI would ask repentant Armstrong to testify http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/cycling-uci-would-ask-repentant-armstrong-testify <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong would be asked to testify to the commission investigating allegations made against the International Cycling Union (UCI) if reports about his doping confession are true, world cycling's governing body said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The American - stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life - has finally admitted using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with Oprah Winfrey to be aired on Thursday, USA Today reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/cycling-uci-would-ask-repentant-armstrong-testify" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:00:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734683 at http://www.globalpost.com Lance Armstrong confronts doping charges in Oprah Winfrey interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-armstrong-confronts-doping-charges-interview-oprah-win Lance Armstrong finally has confronted his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career, though he "did not come clean in the manner that I expected," talk show host Oprah Winfrey said a day after interviewing the disgraced athlete.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-armstrong-confronts-doping-charges-interview-oprah-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Entertainment Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Tour de France Entertainment United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734746 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Armstrong admission could see sport dropped from Olympics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/cycling-armstrong-admission-could-see-sport-dropped-olympics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 15 (Reuters) - Cycling could be dropped from the Olympic program if Lance Armstrong implicates the sport's governing body of covering up a widespread doping scheme, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound told Reuters on Tuesday.</p> <p>Pound said the IOC might be left with no choice other than to take drastic action if Armstrong proved the International Cycling Union had acted improperly. (Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Julian Linden)</p> American Tour de France stage winners Drugs in sport Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734987 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Governing body sets up anti-doping helpline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/cycling-governing-body-sets-anti-doping-helpline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) has launched an anti-doping helpline for professional riders in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal, the world governing body said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"The free helpline, which will take calls in English and French, is for all athletes in the UCI Registered Testing Pool as well as any professional cyclists taking part in UCI competitions," the UCI said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/cycling-governing-body-sets-anti-doping-helpline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Cycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:26:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735183 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cycling-UCI independent commission announces public hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-cycling-uci-independent-commission-announces-public-he <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds UCI comment)</p> <p>By Julien Pretot</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The International Cycling Union's (UCI) independent commission inquiry into allegations made against the world governing body during the Lance Armstrong scandal will hold a public hearing into setting up a "truth and reconciliation" process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-cycling-uci-independent-commission-announces-public-he" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Drugs in sport Lance Armstrong Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:01:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735261 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-World awaits Armstrong "confession" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/cycling-world-awaits-armstrong-confession <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A road to redemption, or a path to prison? The jury is still out on exactly what Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey will mean for the disgraced cyclist.</p> <p>Lawyers are divided on what the legal implications will be if, as expected, Armstrong admits to using performance drugs when the first part of his interview with Winfrey is broadcast from 9:30 p.m. EST on Thursday (0230 GMT on Friday).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/cycling-world-awaits-armstrong-confession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Entertainment Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:30:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735391 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Pound expects no apologies from Armstrong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/cycling-pound-expects-no-apologies-armstrong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong may be ready to admit to doping and say sorry for his actions but his old nemesis, former-World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) chief Dick Pound, does not expect any apologies coming his way.</p> <p>"I doubt it very much," Pound told Reuters. "But if he did I guess if I thought he meant it, I might (accept it), I mean what's done is done."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/cycling-pound-expects-no-apologies-armstrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Dick Pound Drugs in sport Lance Armstrong Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735400 at http://www.globalpost.com