Former professional cyclist and seven-time winner of the Tour de France
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"I would never beat my wife, and I never took performance-enhancing drugs."
Transcript from arbitration hearing in the case Lance Armstrong vs. SCA Promotions, Inc., quoted in "Allegations Trail Armstrong Into Another Stage," Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2006
[Editor's Note: On Jan. 17, 2013, Lance Armstrong in an interview with Oprah Winfrey officially admitted to having used performance enhancing drugs starting from the mid-1990s through his final Tour de France win in 2005.]
Cowritten with Sally Jenkins, Every Second Counts, 2003
Cowritten with Sally Jenkins, It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life, 2000
Survived testicular cancer
On Feb. 3, 2012, federal prosecutors ended their two-year investigation into allegations that Armstrong had used performance enhancing drugs.
On Aug. 23, 2012, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) stripped Armstrong of every title he won since 1998 (including all seven Tour de France titles) and banned him from competing in elite-level sports for the rest of his life.