- 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.]
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- Involvement and Affiliations:
- Professional cyclist, 1991-2005 and 2009-2011
- Named among 100 Most Influential People, TIME magazine, 2008
- Recipient, Best Male Athlete, ESPY Awards, 2003-2006
- Recipient, Male Athlete of the Year, Associated Press, 2002-2005
- Seven-time winner, Tour de France, 1999-2005 (titles stripped by USADA on Aug. 23, 2012)
- Recipient, Sportsman of the Year, Sports Illustrated, 2002
- Appointed to President’s Cancer Panel by President George W. Bush, 2002
- Founder, Lance Armstrong Foundation, 1997
- None found
- 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.
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