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Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles
 
Lance Armstrong competes in a triathlon wearing Nike gear on Oct. 7: The sportswear giant has dropped the troubled athlete. "Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs in any manner," the company said in dumping Armstrong.

Lance Armstrong competes in a triathlon wearing Nike gear on Oct. 7: The sportswear giant has dropped the troubled athlete. "Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs in any manner," the company said in dumping Armstrong.

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The International Cycling Union agreed on Monday to strip retired cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles, saying that Armstrong "has no place in cycling." The decision follows this month's finding by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that there is overwhelming evidence that Armstrong was involved as a professional cyclist in "the most sophisticated, professionalized, and successful doping program." Armstrong has consistently denied allegations of doping that have dogged him for much of his career.

 

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