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Lance Armstrong


Key Events in Lance Armstrong's Career

-1992: Competes in Barcelona Olympics. Turns professional after the games
-1993: Wins Tour de France stage at Verdun, the Triple Crown in the U.S. and world championship in Norway
-1997: Declared free of cancer, joins U.S. Postal team
-1999: Wins Tour de France for the first time
-2005: Wins the tour a seventh consecutive time and retires
-2006: Independent investigation clears him of doping
-2009: Finishes third in Tour de France after coming out of retirement
-2011: Retires from competitive cycling a second time
-June 2012: US Anti-Doping Agency charges Armstrong with doping
-August 2012: USADA bans Armstrong for life, strips him of his Tour de France titles after he said would no longer fight doping allegations
-October 2012: Loses large corporate sponsors, resigns as chairman of his Livestrong cancer charity
-January 2013: Admits to doping in interview with Oprah Winfrey
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