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Doping Lance Armstrong

The term Doping refers to the use of "performance-enhancing drugs" in order to gain a competitive edge in sporting events. Doping is widely viewed as unethical by most sporting organizations and many... more +
The term Doping refers to the use of "performance-enhancing drugs" in order to gain a competitive edge in sporting events. Doping is widely viewed as unethical by most sporting organizations and many organizations dole out heavy penalties against participants found to be engaging in the practice. Doping can take many forms, including the use of steroids, amphetamines, and medically unnecessary blood transfusions, to name a few. Opponents of doping cite the dangerous and negative health effects on athletes, improper pressure on "clean" athletes to dope to maintain competitive standing with doping athletes, and distortion of fair athletic competition, as reasons to ban the practice.    less -

Amnesty for Armstrong? Lessons for the Compliance Practitioner

by Thomas Fox on

The Lance Armstrong saga continues to provide many lessons for the compliance practitioner. A recent article on ESPN.com, entitled “Lance calls for amnesty program”, reported that Armstrong has come out in favor of those who...more

Legal Fallout of an Armstrong Confession [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Tim Herman, Lance Armstrong's long-time attorney and senior partner at Austin, Texas' Howry, Breen & Herman LLP, talks about the legal ramifications of an Armstrong confession to using performance...more

Lance's Lawyer: Armstrong Didn't Betray Me [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

Lance Armstrong's long-time attorney Tim Herman of Austin, Texas' Howry, Breen & Herman says "I certainly wouldn't feel betrayed by Lance Armstrong. I would never say that. He's not only a client but a very, very close friend...more

Lance's Lawyer: Armstrong Didn't Betray Me: Video [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Lance Armstrong's long-time attorney Tim Herman of Austin, Texas' Howry, Breen & Herman says "I certainly wouldn't feel betrayed by Lance Armstrong. I would never say that. He's not only a client but a...more

Will Livestrong Dieweak?

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

Anyone that has taken an interest in the expanding field of “personal branding” must have taken notice of the now epic fall of Lance Armstrong. For the uninitiated, Armstrong was a seven time Tour de France winner. He had...more

Frankenstein, Lance Armstrong and FCPA/Bribery Act Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

We continue our series focusing on the classic Hollywood monsters from the Universal Pictures era by taking a look at Frankenstein. Unlike Dracula, where Bela Lugosi basically only played his character in one classic picture,...more

Biking and Litigation–They Don’t Mix

by Sands Anderson PC on

I am really disappointed to learn that Lance Armstrong may be stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles. He earned them. But the naysayers have always accused him of doping even as he has passed hundreds of drug tests and...more

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