Lance Armstrong

1:40am

Mon February 18, 2013
Sports

Doping Trial May Reach Far Beyond Spain, And Cycling

Originally published on Mon February 18, 2013 4:42 am

Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes, accused of masterminding a vast doping network, has refused to name his clients. The case stems from a 2006 raid in which Spanish police seized some 200 bags of blood, in the "Operation Puerto" investigation.
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A famous doctor is on trial in Spain, accused of masterminding one of the world's biggest sports doping rings. His clients are believed to include at least one former teammate of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and dozens of other cyclists who raced against him.

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3:15pm

Fri February 8, 2013
Planet Money

Episode 434: Dealing With Danger, Death, And Crime

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On today's show: Four short stories about how we deal with the threat of danger, death, and crime.

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1. Why Is The Government In The Flood Insurance Business? The quick answer to why the government sells flood insurance: a hugely damaging hurricane named Betsy.

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1:44pm

Tue February 5, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. Says It Has No Plans To Charge Lance Armstrong

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 1:52 pm

Lance Armstrong during a January interview with Oprah Winfrey regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career.
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The Department of Justice said today that it was sticking by its decision not to pursue any charges against cyclist Lance Armstrong.

"We made a decision on that case a little over a year ago. Obviously, we've been well aware of the statements that have been made by Mr. Armstrong in other media reports. That does not change my view at this time," André Birotte, a U.S. attorney based in Los Angeles, said according to Reuters.

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4:02am

Sun January 20, 2013
Sports

A Week Of Hot Sports News Casts Shadow On Reporting

Originally published on Sun January 20, 2013 6:05 am

It's been a scandalous week in the world of sports. Between Lance Armstrong's big Oprah interview and the discovery of Manti Te'o's unreal girlfriend, there are a lot of questions for people who report on sports .Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the events.

3:57am

Sun January 20, 2013
NPR Story

The Art And Science Of Remaking A Public Persona

Originally published on Sun January 20, 2013 6:05 am

Mark Sanford served as governor of South Carolina until an extramarital affair instigated a censure from the South Carolina Legislature. Lance Armstrong denied using performance-enhancing substances for years, until he admitted to Oprah Winfrey last week that, in fact, he had used those substances. But when can these public figures begin to rehabilitate their images? Host Rachel Martin speaks with crisis manager Judy Smith about the process.

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