Allowing Lance Armstrong to Compete: What Races Gain and Lose

By:  Kaitlyn Kacsuta, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @KRKacsuta) As most people are well aware by now, Lance Armstrong received a lifetime ban from cycling and other sporting events governed by the World Anti-Doping Code.  On October 10, 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) released a report that outlined the evidence against Armstrong and the “reasoned decision” to impose the ban. Despite the sanctions, Armstrong … Continue reading Allowing Lance Armstrong to Compete: What Races Gain and Lose

Total Loss: Will Lance Armstrong Be Stripped of His Olympic Bronze Medal?

By:  Richard Braun, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @RicBraun) Despite being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, Lance Armstrong appears likely to keep the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. At this time, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is taking the stance that it is “unclear” if they have the authority to take the medal away from Armstrong. … Continue reading Total Loss: Will Lance Armstrong Be Stripped of His Olympic Bronze Medal?

Lance Armstrong’s Lawsuit Against The USADA Dismissed

On the day that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong filed a lawsuit to prevent the USADA from punishing him, a judge in Armstrong’s hometown of Austin, TX dismissed the lawsuit and all other pleadings filed along with it, including a motion for a temporary restraining order.  Ultimately, the basis of the ruling by Judge Sam Sparks of the United States District Court for … Continue reading Lance Armstrong’s Lawsuit Against The USADA Dismissed