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2 Hollywood films on Lance Armstrong in the works

Los Angeles, Mar 9 (EFE).- Film studio Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to an untitled project about the rise and fall of American former road cyclist Lance Armstrong, a subject that Paramount Pictures also is planning to bring to the big screen. The project is being developed by Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven and Alex Gartner and will be scripted by Scott Z. Burns and directed by Jay Roach, entertainment blog Deadline reported.

Cycling: Armstrong faces two new lawsuits

Lance Armstrong was facing two more lawsuits on Friday spawned by his admission that all seven of his Tour de France victories were fueled by banned drugs. The Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Company sued Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corporation claiming he committed fraud by concealing his use of performance enhancing drugs during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tours.

Cycling: Armstrong faces two new lawsuits

Lance Armstrong was facing two more lawsuits on Friday spawned by his admission that all seven of his Tour de France victories were fueled by banned drugs. The Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Company sued Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corporation claiming he committed fraud by concealing his use of performance enhancing drugs during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tours.

Cycling: Armstrong faces two new lawsuits

Lance Armstrong was facing two more lawsuits Friday in the wake of his admission that all seven of his Tour de France victories were fueled by banned drugs. The Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Company sued Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corporation claiming he commited fraud by concealing his use of performance enhancing drugs during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tours.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Cycling: Disgraced Armstrong faces two new lawsuits

Lance Armstrong was facing two more lawsuits on Friday in the wake of his admission that all seven of his Tour de France victories were fueled by banned drugs. The Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Company sued Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corporation claiming Armstrong commited fraud by concealing his use of performance-enhancing drugs during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tours. Armstrong was also sued in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday in a class-action lawsuit claiming Armstrong and FRS -- a maker of nutritional supplements -- engaged in false advertising.

Cycling: Armstrong could be stripped of top French honour

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who has already had his record seven Tour de France victories wiped from the record books, could now be stripped of the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest honour. Armstrong was awarded the title Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 2005 in recognition of his seventh Tour win, but moves are now afoot to have the honour rescinded, according to a spokesman for the order. In January, Armstrong, 41, admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his record seven Tour de France championships from 1999-2005.

Cycling: Livestrong charity vows to carry on after Armstrong

The anti-cancer charity founded by disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong will survive despite the doping scandal that forced Armstrong out of the organization, Livestrong Foundation's boss said Thursday. "Will the Livestrong Foundation survive? Yes. Absolutely yes," Andy Miller, head of Livestrong operations, said in what was billed as a "major" speech at the foundation's annual meeting in Chicago. "Our work is too meaningful, our role too unique, the need too great, to stand for any other answer."

U.S. government to join lawsuit against Armstrong

Washington, Feb 22 (EFE).- The U.S. Justice Department will notify a federal court Friday of its plans to become a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against American former road cyclist Lance Armstrong by an ex-teammate, NBC News reported, citing legal sources. The government is signing on to a suit that American former cyclist Floyd Landis, an admitted PED user, filed two years ago against Armstrong over the latter's use of performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, the sources said.

Cycling: US joins Armstrong suit seeking 'tens of millions'

Seeking "tens of millions" paid to Lance Armstrong for "years of broken promises", the US government joined a lawsuit Friday alleging the doping cyclist defrauded former sponsor US Postal Service. The government filed paperwork in federal court to join a lawsuit by Floyd Landis -- a former Armstrong teammate stripped of the 2006 Tour de France crown for doping -- after talks with Armstrong over damages issues broke down.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Cycling: US seeks 'tens of millions' from Armstrong

Seeking "tens of millions of dollars" paid to Lance Armstrong for "years of broken promises," the US government joined a lawsuit Friday alleging the doping cyclist defrauded former sponsor US Postal Service. "Lance Armstrong and his cycling team took more than $30 million from the US Postal Service based on their contractual promise to play fair and abide by the rules -- including the rules against doping," said Ronald Machen, US Attorney for the District of Columbia. js/jk
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