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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong, born Sept. 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, is a champion professional cyclist, who has won the Tour De France seven times (every year between 1999 and 2005) in his career. Armstrong is also notable for overcoming testicular cancer and has a charitable foundation, which is well-known for its yellow Livestrong bracelets. Armstrong also won the UCI Road World Championships and United States National Road Race Championships in 1993. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
Lance Armstrong, born Sept. 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, is a champion professional cyclist, who has won the Tour De France seven times (every year between 1999 and 2005) in his career. Armstrong is also notable for overcoming testicular cancer and has a charitable foundation, which is well-known for its yellow Livestrong bracelets. Armstrong also won the UCI Road World Championships and United States National Road Race Championships in 1993. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • Video/Q&A: Director Alex Gibney compares Lance Armstrong, Eliot Spitzer and Julian Assange

    Video/Q&A: Director Alex Gibney compares Lance Armstrong, Eliot Spitzer and Julian Assange
    When director Alex Gibney was making an uplifting movie about Lance Armstrong’s 2009 comeback—before the confirmation of rumors about the champion cyclist’s doping and before Gibney remade the film into “The Armstrong Lie,”...
  • Doping issues killing track and field again

    Doping issues killing track and field again
    Hey, pro cycling: move over on that trash heap, so there is some room for track and field. Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track’s credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis. Sunday, leading U.S....
  • Kraftwerk in 3-D at the Riviera concert review

    Kraftwerk in 3-D at the Riviera concert review
    As fans filtered into the Riviera on Thursday for a sold-out Kraftwerk concert, they were handed cardboard 3-D glasses. Followers of the group – so revered for its ahead-of-its-time music and image – might’ve expected something a...
  • REVIEW: 'Let Me Down Easy' at American Theater Company ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Let Me Down Easy' at American Theater Company ★★★
    In 2013, after years of denials, the cyclist Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs. Some four years previously, Armstrong had given an interview to the actor-writer Anna Deavere Smith for her solo...
  • The spin on Levi Leipheimer, an American cyclist you oughta know

     
    An earlier post took note of cyclist Levi Leipheimer???s fund-raising brainstorm King Ridge Gran Fondo. Now here???s a look at the man behind the wheels: [Part 2 of 2] Ask most Americans if they know who Levi Leipheimer is and......
  • Fighting men's cancers with facial hair

     
    A campaign to raise the public's awareness of prostate and testicular is underway around the world, although it's perhaps not noticeable just yet. The annual event, called Movember, encourages men to grow moustaches for the month of November and for......
  • Tony Hawk to bring star-studded skatepark benefit act to Las Vegas

     
    What happens in Las Vegas on Nov. 7, when Tony Hawk and his cast of high-flying action sports stars begin to soar and spin on their skateboards and bikes, will leave families thoroughly entertained and feeling charitable. The legendary skateboarder......
  • Monster Mash: Banksy's graffiti defaced; Oregon Shakespeare Festival surprise; Caravaggio's self-portrait

     
    --Everyone's a critic: A mural by British graffiti artist Banksy was defaced during a vote on whether the artwork ought to be preserved. (BBC News) --Box office surprise: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival says it saw record attendance and revenue for......
  • Social media company takes full floor in Santa Monica sublease

     
    In a sign of the times, a 19,300-square-foot sublease has been signed in one of Santa Monica's best office buildings. Social media distributor Demand Media agreed to pay $2 million to take over the entire fifth floor at Wilshire Palisades......
  • A new magazine celebrating the nursing lifestyle

     
    Nurses work long hours, sometimes for little pay, and are often under-appreciated for their caregiving work. But some recognition is being thrown their way, via a new magazine. Called Scrubs (as in the uniforms most nurses wear), it's being touted......
  • Bearded & Tschorn: Calling on Southland celebs to give lip service

     
    The collective charity mustache farming effort known as Movember marked its first week on Saturday, and upper lips around the country are starting to fill out with the "hairy ribbons" being grown to raise money and awareness for men's health......