Lance Armstrong

A Look Back at 2013's Year of Sports

Gal's Got Game | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada
Gal's Got Game

2013 was recently dubbed, "The year of the Selfie," so let us turn the camera around on the sporting calendar and reflect on what shaped these past months.

New Test Would Have Caught Lance Armstrong

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a DNA test to catch athletes who use blood doping to enhance their perfor...

If God Played Games, He'd Play Golf

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

This year at The Masters, Tiger Woods was penalized two extra strokes because he and his caddy and apparently one of the judges were wrong about a rul...

WATCH: Lance Armstrong Covers Radiohead's 'Creep'

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Music

Editing a public figure's words into song form has been an Internet pastime since at least that time last summer when Baracks Dubs went viral with an ...

Fit Enough To Make Memories

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Oprah got Lance Armstrong to fess up, and I couldn't be happier. Not that I want to see anyone's career ruined, but because I want people to know the ...

SavvyMom Roundup: Lying Athletes, Kids on Diets and the Quinoa Controversy

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Sports celebs as liars, a seven-year-old girl on a diet, the quinoa question and hockey rules. There was a lot of good stuff that caught my attention this week.

Sheryl Crow Talks Lance Armstrong On 'Entertainment Tonight'

HuffPost Canada Music | Huffington Post staff | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Music

"All I Wanna Do" singer Sheryl Crow is going to come clean on Entertainment Tonight with what she knows about her ex-fiancé Lance Armstrong's rec...

What I Learned This Week: The Past Doesn't Matter

Andy Nulman | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

In the space of a week, 30 years of Cirque du Soleil shine crumbled into rusty tarnish. The lesson this week then was a chilling one, especially to a guy who also runs a worldwide entertainment event 30 years old. Put simply: History is irrelevant. Kill your past. Yesterday is meaningless.

Part 2: Lance Cracks

AP | Jim Litke | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada TV

CHICAGO -- Lance Armstrong finally cracked. Not while expressing deep remorse or regrets, though there was plenty of that in Friday night's second ...

How Lance Armstrong's Signature Should Have Tipped Us Off

Annette Poizner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

As a therapist who looks at the handwriting of psychotherapy clients in a quest to understand something of the mysterious realm of self and soul, I turned to handwriting in order to better understand Lance Armstrong and his current situation.

How Sports Heroes Become Punchlines

Andy Juniper | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o became punchlines on late-night talk shows and social media this week -- Armstrong for his two-part confessional with Oprah Winfrey and Te'o for apparently having been a part (unwittingly, or otherwise) of a huge hoax. We laugh, but these stories are honestly more sad and sick, than funny. They are drawn from the deep, dark well of black humour.

The Art Of the TV Confessional

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

Is this Oprah interview with Lance Armstrong a chance for the disgraced cyclist to publicly recognize his numerous wrongs, and seek forgiveness from his fans, or is it just another narcissistic attempt from someone who is backed in a corner trying to shift gears in the hopes rebooting his career?

Behind the Headlines: Should Armstrong's Charity Suffer For His Sins?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The trouble with Lance Armstrong's fall from grace is that he wasn't just a sports hero; he was a self-styled symbol of hope. Which is why we're all left wondering: does his doping confession negate his charitable work? Candidly, we're conflicted. Some of the onus for Armstrong's fall lies on our cultural tendency to elevate celebrities and sports idols to too-good-to-be-true status, then crucify them in the court of public opinion at their every transgression.

Doping in Sports Isn't Cheating, It's a Natural Progression

Radley Balko | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada
Radley Balko

It's an old cliché that sports is a metaphor for the human condition. But there's a lot of truth to it. As technology helped humanity obliterate these milestones and move beyond what until 100 years ago had been a long, bleak history, similar advances in nutrition, training, and using technology to improve technique have enabled sports records to fall with astonishing regularity. Let there be sports leagues that thrive on "pure sport," whatever that is, and let there be sports leagues where athletes are left to balance their own health and career longevity with technology, pharmacology, and the quest for a competitive advantage.

Armstrong Admits To Doping: Report

CP | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada

AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de Fr...

Armstrong To Confess To Oprah: Report

CP | Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada

AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong said he will answer questions "directly, honestly and candidly" during an interview with Oprah Winfrey next week. He w...

Will He Confess?

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada

AUSTIN, Texas - The New York Times reported Friday that Lance Armstrong, who has strongly denied the doping charges that led to him being stripped of ...

Rebrand -- What's a Lovemark, Anyway?

Kerry Harris | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Business
Kerry Harris

What is a "lovemark" you ask? Well, I like to say that it's all about the emotional cement. Brands that are emotionally cemented to their customers reach their hearts as well as their minds and they deliver beyond expectations of great functional performance. They capture "heartshare as well as mindshare." It really has been a bad year for lovemarks (ahem, RIM).

STRIPPED OF TITLES

CP | Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada

GENEVA - Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by cycling's governing body Monday following a report fro...

Lance Armstrong Steps Down as Livestrong Chairman

Ryan Doyle | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada
Ryan Doyle

A week after the United States Anti-Doping Agency showed the world its evidence in the doping case against Armstrong, claiming he was at the centre of an organized doping program on his Tour de France winning teams, Armstrong stepped down on Wednesday as chairman of Livestrong, his cancer foundation. Nike, the company that had his back for over ten year's worth of doping allegations, was quick behind. They decided to unceremoniously terminate his contract. Neither of these decisions will keep me up at night, in fact they should have been done weeks ago. However! what is sorely lacking from all of Wednesday's announcements are two words that should leave Armstrong's lips and echo around the cycling stratosphere.

Michael Barry Admits To Doping

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada

Canadian cyclist Michael Barry, formerly of the United States Postal Service cycling team, issued a statement after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said h...

Former Armstrong Teammates Testify In Doping Investigation: USADA

CP | Eddie Pells, The Associated Press | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada

Lance Armstrong said he wanted to see the names of his accusers. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency gave him 26, including 11 ex-teammates.The world's most f...

BANNED

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada

CHICAGO - Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency will keep him from running next month's Chicago Marathon.Marathon officials sa...

Hundreds Run With Lance Armstrong In Montreal

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Lance Armstrong can still draw a crowd.Hundreds of people came out in support of the controversial cyclist Wednesday in Montreal, where the...

Fancy A Run With Lance? Armstrong Takes Montrealers Out For A Jog

CBC | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Impact

Famed cyclist Lance Armstrong was in Montreal on Wednesday and invited people out for a jog on Mount Royal. Armstrong delivered a speech ...