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Lance Armstrong doping scandal sparks litigation

The cyclist’s admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs reportedly has companies and the U.S. government considering lawsuits against him

On Thursday, cyclist Lance Armstrong finally admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs, confirming allegations that have been swirling for years.

The confession has certainly had professional ramifications for the cyclist, who resigned from the board of his Livestrong cancer charity, lost sponsorship deals and was stripped of his Tour de France victories and his 2000 Olympic bronze medal in the wake of the scandal. But legal ramifications are coming as well, as companies, individuals and even the U.S. government are said to be mulling lawsuits against Armstrong.

Alanna Byrne

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