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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong leads bike tour around Beirut to help blast victims of August explosion
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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong leads bike tour around Beirut to help blast victims of August explosion

The Beirut blast killed 193, wounded about 6,500 and caused billions of dollars in damage. It decimated the port facility and thousands of apartments in the city.

Coronavirus outbreak hobbles global anti-doping efforts by preventing enforcers from demanding samples
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Coronavirus outbreak hobbles global anti-doping efforts by preventing enforcers from demanding samples

For athletes inclined to cheat with performance-enhancing drugs, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented an extraordinary opportunity: Enforcers for the time being are not going to knock on their doors demanding a urine or blood sample

Hillary Clinton, Lance Armstrong documentaries, two Lin-Manuel Miranda films added to Sundance 2020 lineup
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Hillary Clinton, Lance Armstrong documentaries, two Lin-Manuel Miranda films added to Sundance 2020 lineup

The coming Sundance follows a 2019 film festival that saw big-pocketed streaming services set off an avalanche of high-priced acquisitions.

Sportswear giant Nike risks being burned by doping scandal surrounding Alberto Salazar and Oregon Project
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Sportswear giant Nike risks being burned by doping scandal surrounding Alberto Salazar and Oregon Project

With Nike-backed athletics coach Alberto Salazar slapped with a four-year ban for doping, the US sportswear giant risks being caught up in the scandal.

Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong says he 'wouldn't change a thing' reflecting on doping scandal
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Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong says he 'wouldn't change a thing' reflecting on doping scandal

Armstrong has largely been shunned by the international cycling world since being exposed as a doping cheat. He was issued with a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in 2012.

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas dismisses Bradley Wiggins comments about Lance Amstrong as publicity stunt
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Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas dismisses Bradley Wiggins comments about Lance Amstrong as publicity stunt

Geraint Thomas, who rode with Bradley Wiggins for Britain and Team Sky, said he did not share the negative opinion of his former team-mate, and that he had only done so because he was promoting a book.

Podcast roundup: From 30 For 30 to Limetown and THEMOVE, our pick of the best this week
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Podcast roundup: From 30 For 30 to Limetown and THEMOVE, our pick of the best this week

Our weekly curated playlist is a lowdown on the best podcast episodes that deserve a listen. Ready to tune in?

Jens Voigt interview: Some times during my cycling days, I was more dead than alive
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Jens Voigt interview: Some times during my cycling days, I was more dead than alive

Jens Voigt talks to Firstpost about cycling through pain, the charm of the Tour de France and everything else about the life of a professional cyclist.

Tour de France 2018: Geraint Thomas becomes first yellow jersey wearer since Lance Armstrong to win 12th stage, booed by fans
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Tour de France 2018: Geraint Thomas becomes first yellow jersey wearer since Lance Armstrong to win 12th stage, booed by fans

Geraint Thomas and teammate Chris Froome were met by a chorus of boos and jeers at the finish as Team Sky's domination of the race continued.

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong reaches $5 million settlement with US government over doping
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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong reaches $5 million settlement with US government over doping

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France, it was confirmed on Thursday.

Former cyclist Lance Armstrong invited to speak at the prestigious Tour of Flanders in 2018
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Former cyclist Lance Armstrong invited to speak at the prestigious Tour of Flanders in 2018

Lance Armstrong will be an invited as a guest and a keynote speaker at the Tour of Flanders Business Academy ahead of the 1 April classic in Belgium, officials for the prestigious 'Monument' race said.

Lance Armstrong seeks to delay trial on $100 million lawsuit for doping charges till 2018
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Lance Armstrong seeks to delay trial on $100 million lawsuit for doping charges till 2018

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong sought Friday to delay until next year his long-awaited battle against a $100 million lawsuit over whether he committed fraud by doping, currently set for trial in November.

Performance-enhancing drug used by Lance Armstrong is not effective, suggests study
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Performance-enhancing drug used by Lance Armstrong is not effective, suggests study

Erythropoietin (EPO), a doping drug used by American cyclist Lance Armstrong which cost him seven Tour de France titles, may have little effect on performance of athletes, a study has found.

Narsingh Yadav doping fiasco: What WFI can learn from Salman Khan to save the wrestler
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Narsingh Yadav doping fiasco: What WFI can learn from Salman Khan to save the wrestler

If the Indian Wrestling Federation wants to keep wrestler Narsingh Yadav's Olympic dream alive, it should learn from Salman Khan.

The Program review: This film on Lance Armstrong is all you need to know about the sportsman
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The Program review: This film on Lance Armstrong is all you need to know about the sportsman

The Program may be familiar plot wise but still holds your attention because what the man did is pretty disturbing

It's business, not personal: Why Snapdeal's non-renewal of Aamir Khan's contract as brand ambassador makes sense
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It's business, not personal: Why Snapdeal's non-renewal of Aamir Khan's contract as brand ambassador makes sense

Snapdeal, who had distanced itself from actor Aamir Khan after his statement on intolerance, has decided not to renew the contract with the Bollywood actors, reports said.

So Lance Armstrong crashed his car... and girlfriend took the blame, say reports
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So Lance Armstrong crashed his car... and girlfriend took the blame, say reports

The 43-year-old's girlfriend, Anna Hansen, 33, initially told police yesterday she was behind the wheel of Armstrong's car following the incident in December in Aspen, Colorado.

Armstrong victim of a 'witch hunt', says former Cycling Union pres McQuaid
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Armstrong victim of a 'witch hunt', says former Cycling Union pres McQuaid

Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned for life from racing in 2012 by USADA after it accused him in a report of engineering one of the most sophisticated doping schemes in sports.

Lance Armstrong drops out of 'Beer Mile' race
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Lance Armstrong drops out of 'Beer Mile' race

The former professional cyclist, Lance Armstrong tried his hand at a new sport since his ban on all cycling events- he was found to have used performance enhancing drugs.