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Lance Armstrong

Nov 12, 2013 — The cyclist who was stripped of his Tour de France titles after years of cheating were uncovered says he would testify with "100 percent transparency and honesty" if he is treated fairly, the BBC reported Monday.
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Sep 28, 2013 — Britain's Brian Cookson says he will focus on helping cycling recover from years of doping scandals. "I felt I owed it to the cycling world to put an end to the misery that we were all going through," he says.
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Sep 12, 2013 — Also: Annie Proulx wrote the libretto for an opera based on "Brokeback Mountain"; Jesmyn Ward on losing her brother; Isabel Allende recalls Pablo Neruda's funeral.
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Aug 12, 2013 — Also: the first English-language bookstore in Cuba; the role of public libraries during natural disasters; the best books coming out this week.
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Jul 21, 2013 — Organizers feared this year's Tour de France wouldn't generate the excitement of previous years, but viewership was up and there's been a lot of excitement generated by the win of a British cyclist for the second year in a row.
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May 28, 2013 — Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong founded the cancer charity in 1997. After years of denials, he admitted in January that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his career. Nike earlier cut ties with Armstrong. Now it is parting ways with the foundation.
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Apr 23, 2013 — The department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the disgraced cyclist who earned millions through his sponsorship with the U.S. Postal Service. According to The Associated Press, Armstrong's attorney called the government's complaint "opportunistic and insincere."
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Apr 4, 2013 — The fallen superstar has been banned for life from most competitions because of doping charges. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's reach doesn't extend to U.S. Masters Swimming. But swimming's international authority objected to his planned participation. Then, Armstrong withdrew.
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Feb 22, 2013 — The lawsuit alleges that Armstrong and his team's pervasive doping campaign defrauded the U.S. Postal Service out of more than $31 million in sponsorship fees.
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Feb 20, 2013 — Through a lawyer Armstrong said he would be willing to cooperate in an international tribunal but not in "American prosecutions that only demonize selected individuals."
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