NEW YORK - FILE: Lance Armstrong, cyclist and founder and chairman of LIVESTRONG, looks on during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September 22, 2010 in New York City. It was reported on June 13, 2012 that the U.S. Anti Doping Agency has filed official charges against Lance Armstrong. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lance Armstrong Ends Fight Against Doping Charges

Lance Armstrong has dropped his fight against doping charges and now faces a likely lifetime ban from the sport, as well as the loss of his Tour de France victories.

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Lance Armstrong apologizes to Livestrong staff

Shortly before he sat down for his interview with Oprah, Lance Armstrong reportedly met with members of the Livestrong Foundation and issued an emotional apology.


Lance stripped of Tour de France titles, banned

Following recent doping revelations, Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from competing by the International Cycling Union.


Lance Armstrong and the noble lie

Lance Armstrong lied to do good things. That's still a lie.


Nike To Continue To Sponsor Lance Armstrong

Despite the news that Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his Tour de France titles, Nike came forward Friday to announce they'd stand tall by Livestrong and continue to sponsor Armstrong, according to Chicago Tribune report. Here's the statement from Nike Inc.:

"Lance has stated his innocence and has been unwavering on this position. Nike plans to continue to support Lance and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a foundation that Lance created to serve cancer survivors."

Armstrong announced Thursday evening that he would no longer continue to fight performance enhancing allegations from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and therefore be handed a lifetime ban. The USADA will also be revoking his seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999-2005.

Nike has been a longtime supporter of Armstrong and all his causes including, most notably, Livestrong, his organization to assist in the further research of cancer. According the Tribune report, Nike has helped Livestrong riase over $100 million since 2004 with over 84 million yellow Livestrong wristbands being distributed worldwide.


On The Lance Armstrong Ruling, And Why It Doesn't Matter

On Thursday, Lance Armstrong dropped his case against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and on Friday the USADA followed that up by stripping him of his Tour de France titles. Here's why none of it really matters.


Lance Armstrong Drops Fight Against Doping Charges, Could Be Stripped Of Tour de France Titles

Lance Armstrong is dropping his fight against doping charges and will likely be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.


Lance Armstrong's Lawsuit Against USADA Dismissed By Judge

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong's suit against the USADA was dismissed from court on Monday afternoon.


Lance Armstrong Accuses Doping Investigators Of Rules Violations

Lance Armstrong has filed his response to the doping charges levied by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on June 12. In the written response, Armstrong accuses the USADA of rules violations and breaking federal law in the course of its investigation.

Armstrong was given until Friday, June 22, to file his formal response. Armstrong and his lawyer, Robert Luskin, have been very critical of the USADA following the new allegations. In an earlier letter, Luskin objected to the USADA sitting in on interviews during the federal investigation that concluded in February.

Recently, Armstrong's lawyers said that the USADA was "long on stale allegations disproved long ago and short on evidence." They believe the agency coerced false testimony from former teammates.

Armstrong's case will now go in front of a USADA review board. The cyclist could be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles if found guilty.

For more on Lance Armstrong and the worlds of running and cycling, visit Podium Cafe and Stride Nation. For more on Lance Armstrong, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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