Lance Armstrong http://kut.org en No Positive Tests For Doping At This Year's Tour De France http://kut.org/post/no-positive-tests-doping-years-tour-de-france Hundreds of samples taken from riders in this summer's Tour de France found no signs of doping, officials say. The epic race, which was put on for the hundredth time in 2013, has been at the center of recent doping scandals.<p>Anti-doping officials say they took 202 blood and urine samples before the race began, and an additional 419 during competition. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:09:56 +0000 Bill Chappell, NPR 8517 at http://kut.org No Positive Tests For Doping At This Year's Tour De France Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs? http://kut.org/post/book-news-does-lance-armstrong-have-right-lie-his-memoirs <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who admitted to doping earlier this year, is <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/cycling/2013/08/08/lance-armstrong-books-lawsuit-hearing-arguments/2633971/">being sued </a>for more than $5 million over false claims in his memoirs, <em>It's Not About the Bike</em><em> </em>and <em>Every Second Counts</em>. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:47:29 +0000 8477 at http://kut.org Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs? According to Lance Armstong, He Still Holds Tour de France Records http://kut.org/post/according-lance-armstong-he-still-holds-tour-de-france-records <p class="p1">Tomorrow marks the 100th edition of the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong — despite being stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles — still believes he's the race's greatest contender.</p><p><span class="s1" style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">French newspaper </span><a href="http://www.lemonde.fr/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Le Monde</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="https://twitter.com/lancearmstrong" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lance Armstrong</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;said he still considers himself the record-holder of tour victories despite being stripped of his titles this year after admitting to doping allegations.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:52:48 +0000 Sebastian Herrera 8244 at http://kut.org According to Lance Armstong, He Still Holds Tour de France Records Nike Drops Livestrong Ties (Update) http://kut.org/post/nike-drops-livestrong-ties-update <p><strong>Update</strong>: Nike has produced merchandise with the Livestrong logo for nine years – raising more than $100 million for the foundation. But Nike will stop making the merchandise after this holiday season.</p><p>According to Livestrong Vice President of Communications &amp; External Affairs Katherine McLane, Nike will stop production before the end of 2013 – that's before the contract ends in December 2014.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 18:02:18 +0000 Laura Rice 7905 at http://kut.org Nike Drops Livestrong Ties (Update) Armstrong Will Sit Out Swimming Competition http://kut.org/post/armstrong-will-sit-out-swimming-competition <p>Try as he might, Lance Armstrong just can’t return to competitive sport.</p><p>Armstrong was slated to compete in the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships this weekend at the University of Texas. But the executive director of U.S. Masters Swimming <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/lance-armstrong-drops-out-swimming-event">tells the AP</a>&nbsp;the former cyclist decided not to swim after international swimming authorities objected.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:48:50 +0000 Andrew Weber 7222 at http://kut.org Armstrong Will Sit Out Swimming Competition Livestrong: We Are Bigger Than Our Founder http://kut.org/post/livestrong-we-are-bigger-our-founder <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://livestrong.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Livestrong Foundation </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says it is bigger than its founder and it will survive</span><a href="http://kutnews.org/term/lance-armstrong" style="line-height: 1.5;"> past the scandal</a>&nbsp;surrounding Lance Armstrong<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:44:59 +0000 Ann Choi 6783 at http://kut.org Livestrong: We Are Bigger Than Our Founder Justice Department Joins Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong http://kut.org/post/justice-department-joins-lawsuit-against-lance-armstrong The Justice Department <a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/February/13-civ-224.html">has joined a civil lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong</a>, his Tailwind Sports team and its longtime manager, alleging their pervasive doping campaign defrauded the U.S. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:05:22 +0000 Carrie Johnson, NPR 6724 at http://kut.org Justice Department Joins Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Will Not Cooperate With USADA Doping Probe http://kut.org/post/lance-armstrong-wont-cooperate-usada-doping-probe Lance Armstrong will not cooperate with a United States Anti-Doping Agency probe into doping in the cycling world.<p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-20/lance-armstrong-won-t-participate-in-usada-cycling-doping-probe.html">Bloomberg reports</a> Armstrong missed a deadline set by USADA today. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:15:09 +0000 6673 at http://kut.org Lance Armstrong Will Not Cooperate With USADA Doping Probe Doping Trial May Reach Far Beyond Spain, And Cycling http://kut.org/post/doping-trial-may-reach-far-beyond-spain-and-cycling <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2n30QnB0P8</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:03:02 +0000 6637 at http://kut.org Doping Trial May Reach Far Beyond Spain, And Cycling Livestrong Marathon Organizers See Little Effect From Armstrong Scandal (Updated) http://kut.org/post/livestrong-marathon-organizers-see-little-effect-armstrong-scandal-updated <p><strong>Update:</strong> Omar Martinez, 27, was the overall winner at this year's Austin Marathon. He finished the 26.2 miles in just over 2 hours and 35 minutes. Kyle Smith, 26, was the fastest finisher from Austin. He came in 4th place overall.</p><p>Thirty-one year old Mariko Neveu of Austin took first place among the women. She finished in just over 2 hours and 55 minutes.</p><p>You can check your own, your friend's, or any other competitor's time at the Austin Marathon <a href="http://www.wetimeraces.com/RacingSystems/Results/2013/AustinMarathon2013/AustinMarathonResults.htm">results page</a>.</p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:27:25 +0000 Austin Feldman 6625 at http://kut.org Livestrong Marathon Organizers See Little Effect From Armstrong Scandal (Updated) New Armstrong Lawsuit: Dallas Company Wants Prize Money Back http://kut.org/post/new-armstrong-lawsuit-dallas-company-wants-prize-money-back <p></p><p>Dallas-based sports insurance and promotion company <a href="http://www.scapromotions.com/">SCA Promotions</a> is suing former cyclist Lance Armstrong for more than $12 million.</p><p>The damages, the company says, are for prize money paid to Armstrong for his 2002, 2003 and 2004 Tour de France wins, and for legal costs accrued during a previous lawsuit.</p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:33:37 +0000 Marissa Barnett 6507 at http://kut.org New Armstrong Lawsuit: Dallas Company Wants Prize Money Back The Lead: Ft. Hood Fire Response, Feds Won’t Arraign Armstrong http://kut.org/post/lead-ft-hood-fire-response-feds-won-t-arraign-armstrong <p>Good morning. The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx/">National Weather Service</a>&nbsp;says Austin’s due for a high near 70, along with scattered clouds and maybe a stray thunderstorm.</p><p><strong>Lead Story</strong>: Federal prosecutors say Lance Armstrong won’t face criminal charges, despite the cycling star’s confession last month to Oprah Winfrey that <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/lance-armstrong-admits-using-performance-enhancing-drugs-updated">he did use performance-enhancing drugs</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The U.S. Attorney in the case says the decision was made last <a href="http://sg.sports.yahoo.com/news/us-attorney-says-no-plan-prosecute-armstrong-200354765.html">year not to press charges</a>, and Armstrong’s recent televised comments haven’t convinced prosecutors to re-open the case.</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:05:22 +0000 KUT Staff 6480 at http://kut.org The Lead: Ft. Hood Fire Response, Feds Won’t Arraign Armstrong Lance Armstrong Wants All Offenders to Confess to Doping http://kut.org/post/lance-armstrong-wants-all-offenders-confess-doping <p>Lance Armstrong says a “full blown, global” Truth and Reconciliation Commission is the only way for cycling to move past doping scandals.</p><p>In his <a href="http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lance-armstrong-exclusive-interview" target="_blank">first interview since admitting to doping</a>, Armstrong says cyclists need to be assured that there won’t be consequences if they share the truth.</p><p>Daniel Benson is the Managing Editor at <a href="http://www.cyclingnews.com/" target="_blank">Cyclingnews.com</a>. He told KUT that to get the interview with Armstrong—all he had to do was ask. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:48:51 +0000 Laura Rice 6400 at http://kut.org Lance Armstrong Wants All Offenders to Confess to Doping Moving Lance Armstrong's Books to 'Fiction' Section? http://kut.org/post/moving-lance-armstrongs-books-fiction-section <p>Reports that an Australian library is moving books by and about Lance Armstrong from non-fiction to fiction have proven false, much to the disappointment of those leaving comments on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/ref=gno_logo">Amazon.com.</a><br><br><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2013/01/20/oly-lance-armstrong-library-burn/1849311/">USA Today</a>, the <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2265481/Lance-Armstrong-Australian-library-brands-books-works-fiction.html">UK’s Daily Mail</a> and more recently tech-news site <a href="http://mashable.com/2013/01/20/lance-armstrong-fiction/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29">Mashable</a> have all reported that <a href="http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/library/">Manly Library</a>, a public library in Sydney, recatalogued Armstrong books following the cyclist’s confession to <a href="http://www.oprah.com/index.html">Oprah Winfrey</a> last week. In an exclusive interview with the talk show host, Armstrong <a href="http://www.oprah.com/own_tv/onc/lance-armstrong-one.html">admitted to doping, lying and bullying</a>. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:45:00 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 6272 at http://kut.org Moving Lance Armstrong's Books to 'Fiction' Section? Lance Armstrong's Confession Could Cost Him Millions http://kut.org/post/lance-armstrongs-confession-could-cost-him-millions In an <a href="http://www.oprah.com/own_tv/onc/lance-armstrong-one.html">interview</a> that aired last night on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Lance Armstrong confessed that he doped. That confession, added to mountains of other evidence, could cost him millions of dollars. There are three groups of people he may owe money to:<p><strong>1. SCA Promotions</strong><p>SCA is a company that underwrote millions of dollars of bonuses that Lance received for winning the Tour de France. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:27:21 +0000 6261 at http://kut.org Lance Armstrong's Confession Could Cost Him Millions Should Austin Rename the Lance Armstrong Bikeway? http://kut.org/post/should-austin-rename-lance-armstrong-bikeway <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://austinparks.org/our-parks.html?parkid=690">Lance Armstrong Bikeway</a>&nbsp;opened in 2009. It was an example of the city's enthusiasm for cycling&nbsp;–&nbsp;which was, in part, prompted by Armstrong's success.</p><p>It's fair to say that, because of Armstrong's cycling achievements&nbsp;and active role in supporting those fighting cancer, Armstrong was a sort of icon in Austin.</p><p>But after Armstrong&nbsp;<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/lance-armstrong-admits-using-performance-enhancing-drugs-updated">admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs</a>&nbsp;in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last night, the Austin community is starting to question if his influence in town is appropriate.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:42:59 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues 6251 at http://kut.org Should Austin Rename the Lance Armstrong Bikeway? Livestrong Foundation: Disappointed but Moving on (Updated) http://kut.org/post/livestrong-foundation-disappointed-moving-updated <p><em>(Updated at 10:40 a.m. to include Livestrong Foundation's CEO comments on The Today Show.)</em></p><p><a href="http://www.livestrong.org/" target="_blank">The Livestrong Foundation</a>—the Austin-based non-profit that Lance Armstrong founded to help people battling cancer—has been a major part of the conversation in the fallout surrounding the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's report on Armstrong's doping. Now, it's also a player after Armstrong's confession.</p><p>The Livestrong Foundation <a href="http://blog.livestrong.org/2013/01/17/official-statement-from-the-livestrong-foundation-2/" target="_blank">released a statement</a> following the first part of Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey.</p><p>The statement says employees are disappointed that Armstrong misled them during and after his cycling career. But it also says employees accept Armstrong’s <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/reports-lance-armstrong-has-told-livestrong-staff-hes-sorry" target="_blank">apology from earlier this week</a> and want to move on. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Laura Rice 6247 at http://kut.org Livestrong Foundation: Disappointed but Moving on (Updated) Many Austinites Question Sincerity of Armstrong's Confession to Oprah http://kut.org/post/many-austinites-question-sincerity-armstrongs-confession-oprah <p>Lance Armstrong <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/lance-armstrong-admits-using-performance-enhancing-drugs" target="_blank">admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs</a> in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last night. For many Austinites, the much-anticipated confession was worth a special viewing appointment. And for some, it even called for a watch party.</p><p>A few dozen watch party attendees crowded around picnic tables on the patio and at the u-shaped wood bar at Little Woodrow’s on Sixth Street as they waited for the tell-all from the Texas native on his decade-long doping cover up.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:37:56 +0000 Marissa Barnett 6246 at http://kut.org Many Austinites Question Sincerity of Armstrong's Confession to Oprah Lance Armstrong Admits To Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs (Updated) http://kut.org/post/lance-armstrong-admits-using-performance-enhancing-drugs-updated <em>(We updated the top of this post at 10:40 p.m. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:40:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 6245 at http://kut.org Up Next For Lance Armstrong: Post-Confession Court Cases http://kut.org/post/next-lance-armstrong-post-confession-court-cases Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's confession to doping isn't just a matter of passing interest to sports fans, it has the potential to be pivotal new evidence in a raft of legal matters that have swirled around the cycling star for years.<p>Armstrong already has lost his battle with the U.S. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:35:23 +0000 Bill Chappell, NPR 6234 at http://kut.org Up Next For Lance Armstrong: Post-Confession Court Cases