Lance Armstrong said in an e-mail that he would be spending quiet time with his family before deciding what will be next on his to-do list, which antidoping officials hope is testifying.
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How much did he lose? What did his kids have to say? The Armstrong-Winfrey inquisition continued Friday night, yielding these major bombshells.
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Lies, lawsuits, and even more lies. A look at the highlights of the extraordinary Armstrong interview.
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The Lede is rounding up online reaction to Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night in real-time, with additional fact-checking and context provided by Juliet Macur and Sarah Lyall.
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Lance Armstrong said in a TV interview set to air Thursday that he was planning to testify against several powerful people in cycling who knew about his doping and possibly facilitated it.
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Lance Armstrong wants his lifetime ban from Olympic sports lifted. What he may know could help in other doping investigations.
Continue reading Analysis: What Would Lance Armstrong and Usada Gain With Confession?
Many of the lunar rocks given away following the Apollo 11 and 17 missions have gone unaccounted for and periodically turn up in weird places. NASA When Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins came back to Earth on July 24, 1969, they brought 22 kilograms of lunar rocks home. President Nixon gave out many of those rocks as gifts, including a little desktop display and plaque that went to each state. Over the years, some of those rocks were lost, and now, five of them have been found — in a storage area belonging to the Minnesota National Guard. As the Star Tribune’s Paul Walsh reports: Moon rocks from mankind’s first landing more than 43 years ago have been discovered tucked away in a government storage area in St. Paul, and officials are at a loss to explain how they ended up there. The five encased rocks — little more than pebbles — are part of a desktop display that includes a small state of Minnesota flag that was among the 50 from every state that made the trip aboard Apollo 11. Each state received a moon rock display from President Richard Nixon to commemorate the mission that put Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. “The Apollo 11 moon rocks were found amongst military artifacts in a storage area at the Veterans Service Building in St. Paul,” said Army Maj. Blane R. Iffert, former state historian for the Minnesota National Guard. “When I searched the Internet to find additional information about the moon rocks, I knew we had to find a better means to display this artifact.” The rocks will be transferred to the Minnesota Historical Society in a ceremony on Wednesday. The desktop display case, with close-ups of the plaque and moon pebbles (Minnesota National Guard) Rocks from the Apollo 11 mission are notorious for their ability to disappear into archives, basements, or the wrong hands. As Alexis Madrigal reported in 2010 upon the discovery of a set of moon rocks in Hawaii in 2010, lunar rock hunters had ascertained the locations of 42 of 193 lunar-rock gifts from the Apollo 11 mission. “The moon rock situation finds NASA in the awkward position of losing control of its own legacy,” Madrigal wrote. “Though the rocks and their presentation are a fascinating moment in the agency’s history, the legions of bureaucrats and politicians who received them do not appear to have quite the same level of interest in space-age history.” H/t @paleofuture
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One of Northern Ireland’s oldest and best known construction companies, the Patton Group of Ballymena, says it is facing cash pressures because of the downturn in construction.
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Can we move on now? The International Cycling Union decided Monday that it would not appeal the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s decision in the doping case against Lance Armstrong.
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Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, says the sport’s world governing body, the UCI
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Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong tells supporters of his cancer-fighting charity he has been through a ‘difficult couple of weeks’
Continue reading Lance Armstrong speaks at Livestrong 15th anniversary: ‘I’ve been better, but I’ve also been worse’ – video
Neil Armstrong was genuinely modest. Never did he boast of his accomplishments. He didn’t regale people with his heroism in finding a way to land the Eagle amid the boulders of an alien world with his fuel running out. Read full article > >
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Neil Armstrong became a global hero as the first human to set foot on an extraterrestrial body.
Continue reading Neil Armstrong 1930-2012: Neil Armstrong, First Man on Moon, Dies at 82
Neil Armstrong , the astronaut who marked an epochal achievement in exploration with “one small step” from the Apollo 11 lunar module on July 20, 1969, becoming the first person to walk on the moon, died Aug. 25 in the Cincinnati area. He was 82. Read full article > >
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