Lance Armstrong

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Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen has won his libel case against journalist and former professional cyclist   Paul Kimmage. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Left vulnerable after a legal fund to support him was stolen, journalist and former pro rider Paul Kimmage has lost a libel case taken against him by (...)

Nike is said to have outpaced competition from Under Armour, its fast-growing but much smaller rival, after intense negotiations with Chelsea

Nike is closing in on a kit deal with Chelsea Football Club worth £60 million a year, making it the second most lucrative in the history of England’s (...)

Not everybody enjoys interviewing Stephen Frears. I can remember, more than a decade ago, watching him snort his way angrily through a poorly research(...)

Liverpool have sidlined Mamadou Sakho after being notified by the UEFA that they are investigating a possible anti-doping violation by the player. Photo: Peter Powell/EPA

When news of Mamadou Sakho’s failed drugs test emerged, there were some who feared serious consequences for Liverpool as well as for the player. Those(...)

Cyclist Stephen Roche’s triumphant homecoming to Ireland in 1987 after winning the Tour De France. His victory sparked a new wave of interest in cycling.

When Stephen Roche won the Tour de France back in 1987 Ireland caught cycling fever. The Dubliner’s open-top bus homecoming through his native city wa(...)

 In the public domain: Maria Sharapova’s products  for sale at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The drug-testing process in tennis is coming under increasing scrutiny after a number of leading players this week indicated they are tested during t(...)

Are we so inured to doping that even O’Sullivan’s disillusionment with a sport she adorned for two decades is insufficient to shake us out of our stupor? Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Sonia O’Sullivan declared some weeks ago that inadequate doping procedures were a reason why she lost her emotional attachment to athletics during the(...)

Chris Froome has released his physiological data in an attempt to answer his fiercest critics, but knows he is the only person who can say his performances are 100 per cent clean. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Chris Froome hopes releasing his physiological data can help to rebuild trust in cycling, a sport bedevilled by doping scandals. The 30-year-old Team(...)

Chris Froome at the Web Summit in the RDS: “It sounds silly, but we really are on that edge, pushing our bodies to the absolute limit, day in, day out.” Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.

One of the main complaints about the Web Summit is that at a dinky 20 minutes most of the on-stage interviews are too short. For Chris Froome those 20(...)

Former Roscommon star Karol Mannion courageously spoke out this summer about the serious after-effects of his two experiences of concussion on the GAA playing fields.  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Roscommon’s favourite son Chris O’Dowd has just hit the big screen as the star of a major new film The Program about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong(...)

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