June 28, 2013 Last year's champion, Bradley Wiggins, is out; Chris Froome is in. There's also a changing of the guard for American riders, foremost among them Tejay van Garderen, 24, who won the white jersey as the Tour's best young rider last year.
April 23, 2013 The department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the disgraced cyclist who earned millions through his sponsorship with the U.S. Postal Service. According to The Associated Press, Armstrong's attorney called the government's complaint "opportunistic and insincere."
January 17, 2013 In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong said that he blood doped or used banned substances in all of his seven Tour de France victories. He also said he didn't believe that it was possible to win seven titles without using drugs "in that culture."
January 17, 2013 If Lance Armstrong's doping confession is as complete as many believe, he could be exposed to new legal troubles after his interview with Oprah Winfrey airs. At least one lawsuit accuses the disgraced cyclist of fraud. That suit and others could reduce Armstrong's net worth, estimated at more than $100 million.
January 9, 2013 The cycling superstar met with U.S. Anti-Doping CEO Travis Tygart in December to talk about a public confession, USA Today reports. That follows a similar story from The New York Times. Meanwhile, 60 Minutes Sports says says Armstrong once tried to "donate" $250,000 to the anti-doping agency.
October 16, 2012 Despite common perceptions, all pro cyclists did not use performance-enhancing drugs when Lance Armstrong was racing, says Joe Lindsey, a contributor to Bicycling magazine. "There were riders who made the right choice, and there were riders who made the wrong choice," he says.
August 31, 2012 Enhancing performance is what sports is all about. Commentator Alva Noë says drug users are not cheaters in any deep sense. Our outrage reflects our engagement with sports and is a clue to why sports matter.
August 26, 2012 What rankles so many of Lance Armstrong's detractors is the sense that somehow, he artificially enhanced himself to reach seemingly superhuman heights. Yet the story of modern humans, argues philosopher Alva Noe, is a story of our integration with artificial and mechanical enhancements.
August 23, 2012 The seven-time Tour de France winner said he was tired of fighting "outlandish and heinous" accusations of drug use. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said it was stripping Armstrong of his titles and banning him for life.
August 6, 2012 Commentator Alva Noë argues that there is no reason to ban performance-enhancing drugs in sports. Prohibition stems from a bizarre confusion about what sports are all about.
August 3, 2012 Athletes train for years to get their bodies in top shape for the Olympics, and muscle definition is an attractive benefit. But for some people, chiseled abs just might not be in the cards.
July 27, 2012 Commentator Alva Noë argues that athletes probably don't think of doping as cheating, whatever they or anyone else says. They are just doing what it takes to win because there is nothing to be gained from losing.
October 6, 2011 In allowing U.S. sprinter LaShawn Merritt to compete, the court said the IOC rule known as the "Osaka Rule" is "invalid and unenforceable" because it extends punishments beyond the guidelines of the World Anti-Doping Code.