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Monday, July 9, 2012

Lance Armstrong Sues US Anti-Doping Agency

Lance Armstrong has filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing the US Anti-Doping Agency from moving ahead with charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his record-breaking career.

Armstrong's lawsuit says Usada rules violate athletes' constitutional right to a fair trial, and that the agency doesn't have jurisdiction in his case.

It also accuses Usada's chief executive, Travis Tygart, of waging a personal vendetta against the cancer survivor who won the Tour de France every year from 1999 to 2005.

The lawsuit is an aggressive - and expected - move as Armstrong seeks to preserve his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists ever and an inspiring advocate for cancer survivors and research.

Armstrong wants a judge to bar Usada from pursuing its case or issuing any sanctions against him. Read More