Lance Armstrong just happens to pose next to his Tour de France jerseys | Yahoo! Sports Blogs – Yahoo! Sports

Lance Armstrong just happens to pose next to his Tour de France jerseys | Yahoo! Sports Blogs – Yahoo! Sports.

Lance Armstrong just chilling …

And the plot thickens … 

Now THIS is a finely-honed troll move. Over the weekend, the above photo showed up in Lance Armstrong’s Twitter feed, accompanied by the message “Back in Austin and just layin’ around … “

Armstrong is, of course, reclining oh-so-casually in front of the seven Tour de France jerseys he won. Those jerseys represent the seven Tour de France victories that the International Cycling  Union stripped from him following the investigation and documentation of  what the United States Anti-Doping Agency called “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.” Armstrong was also served with a lifetime ban from cycling events overseen by the USADA, and his 2000 Olympic bronze medal is now under investigation.

Armstrong steps down from charity; Nike drops sponsorship – Yahoo! News

Armstrong steps down from charity; Nike drops sponsorship – Yahoo! News.

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Lance Armstrong From Hero to Zero …

From Hero to Zero … 

(Reuters) – Lance Armstrong has stepped down as chairman of the cancer charity he founded, Livestrong, after U.S. anti-doping officials issued a scathing report detailing his use of performance-enhancing drugs for years as one of the world’s premier cyclists, the foundation said on Wednesday.

Separately, one of his main corporate sponsors, Nike Inc., said it was ending its sponsorship of Armstrong.
“To spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship,” Armstrong said in a statement.

Armstrong report includes 200 pages, 26 witnesses – Yahoo! News

Armstrong report includes 200 pages, 26 witnesses – Yahoo! News.

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Lance Armstrong .. The Once Great.

Shocker ! 

Page after page of damning details.
They came from computer records, books, media reports and, maybe most significantly, the people Lance Armstrong used to train alongside and celebrate with. The people he used to call his friends.
Hit with a lifetime ban and the loss of all seven of his Tour deFrance titles, Armstrong challenged the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to give him the names of all his accusers. The agency obliged, listing 26, including 11 former teammates.
Armstrong said he wanted to see the hard evidence that he was a doper, and USADA gave him that, too, in the form of a 200-page tome filled with vivid recollections — the hotel rooms riders transformed into makeshift blood-transfusion centers, the way Armstrong’s former wife rolled cortisone pills into foil and handed them out to the cyclists.
The report, released Wednesday, depicts what USADA chief Travis Tygart called “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”

‘One Small Step for Man’: Was Neil Armstrong Misquoted? – Yahoo! News

‘One Small Step for Man’: Was Neil Armstrong Misquoted? – Yahoo! News.

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Neil Armstrong Preparing for his historic flight

I guess he made a mistake. Does it matter ? Yes. Was is his fault ? Probably not. The line of course was scripted and rehearsed a hundred times. The people who wrote the script for the Moon Landing obviously made a mistake and were not professional English experts.

Upon taking a “small step” onto the surface of the moon in 1969, Neil Armstrong uttered what would become one of history’s most famous one-liners. But strangely, what he actually said is far from clear.

Listeners back on Earth heard, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But Armstrong, who died Saturday (Aug. 25) at the age of 82, maintained afterwards that he actually said something slightly different: “That’s one small step for man…”
“It’s just that people just didn’t hear [the ‘a’],” Armstrong told the press after the Apollo 11 mission.
That little indefinite article makes a big difference, semantically speaking. Without it, “man” abstractly represents all of humanity, just like “mankind.” Thus, the quote is essentially, ”That’s one small step for mankind, one giant leap for mankind.”

Neil Armstrong, the moon’s mystery man | The Lookout – Yahoo! News

Neil Armstrong, the moon’s mystery man | The Lookout – Yahoo! News.

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Neil Armstrong Dead

RIP Spaceman.

“A lot of people couldn’t figure out Armstrong.”

With those words Tom Wolfe introduced Neil Armstrong, the astronaut hero of his nonfiction masterpiece, “The Right Stuff.” Armstrong, of course, was a masterpiece himself: the commander of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission and the first man ever to walk on the moon. Armstrong died Saturday from complications relating to heart surgery. He was 82.

Lance Armstrong, Cycling’s All-Time Great, Faces Lifetime Ban For Doping – Forbes

Lance Armstrong, Cycling’s All-Time Great, Faces Lifetime Ban For Doping – Forbes.

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The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has brought formal doping charges against cycling greatLance Armstrong.
According to the USADA’s charging letter, which was obtained by The Wall Street Journal, “numerous riders, team personnel and others will testify based on personal knowledge” that Armstrong is guilty of doping while he was a professional cyclist.
The non-profit organization, which is partially funded by the U.S. government and is tasked with managing the anti-doping programs and policies of U.S. Olympic teams, alleges that Armstrong and five former cycling team associates engaged in a doping conspiracy from 1998 to 2011.
Armstrong is accused not only of using erythropoietin (EPO), testosterone and cortisone, but also of distributing and administering the banned substances to other cyclists.
The USADA also alleges that Armstrong engaged in blood doping, in which blood is drawn from an athlete before a competition and reinfused to increase the athlete’s red blood cell count, as well as received saline and plasma infusions to mask use of EPO and blood transfusions.
Armstrong won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. He will be stripped of the titles if the charges against him are sustained.