News in Review Lance Armstrong: Hero or Villain ?

News in Review Lance Armstrong: Hero or Villain ?

The defiant cyclist stepped to the podium at the World Cancer Congress in Montreal and told the 2,000 dignitaries gathered before him, “My name is Lance Armstrong. I am a cancer survivor. I’m a father of five. And yes, I won the Tour de France seven times.” (Associated Press, August 29, 2012) This marked the first public appearance by Armstrong since he bowed out of his battle with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The USADA had accused the elite cyclist of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied career. Once Armstrong made the decision to give up the fight with the USADA, the agency promptly stripped him of all his awards and titles, including his seven Tour de France triumphs.

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October 2012
Armstrong, Lance -- Drug use [LCSH] Tour de France (Bicycle race) [LCSH] Cyclists -- Drug use [LCSH] Cyclists -- United States [LCSH] Doping in sports [LCSH] Sports -- Corrupt practices [LCSH] Sports [LCSH]
Lance Armstrong (Subject), Michael Serapio (Host), Tom Harrington (Journalist), Kimberly Gale (Journalist), David Common (Journalist), Adrienne Arsenault (Journalist), Chris Brown (Journalist), Dan Holton (Journalist)
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