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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong
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Lance Edward Gunderson
Birth Date: 
September 18, 1971
Birth Place: 
Plano, Texas
Retired professional road racing cyclist
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Back in 2012, Lance Armstrong watched his entire empire come crashing down after the USADA revoked his cycling accolades and $150 million of endorsements waved good-bye.

And in his lengthy interview with Esquire magazine, the disgraced world class athlete recalls the moment he decided to mount a comeback, as well as the regret he feels for having made that choice.

9:14 am

Celebrity news is always full of scandal, and 2013 was no different! There were plenty of headline-grabbing scandals, and GossipCenter recapped 10 of our favorite OMG-worthy moments.

From Paula Deen's empire collapse to Reese Witherspoon's arrest, here is GCN's recap of the most jaw-dropping moments from 2013!

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His story is one of the most famous in recent sports history and now Ben Foster will bring
Lance Armstrong to life on the big screen.

Directed by Stephen Frears, the "Untitled Cycling Project" features the 32-year-old actor taking on the role of the controversial cyclist. Check out a first look at the "Mechanic" star on the bike.

6:40 pm

His performance-enhancing drug scandal has cost him pretty much everything, and Lance Armstrong surrendered his bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics this week.

The disgraced cyclist took to his Twitter account on Thursday (September 12) to report that he’d returned the medallion to the International Olympic Committee.

11:30 am

He can pretty much have his pick of movie parts these days, and Bradley Cooper has almost reached a deal to star in “Red Blooded American.”

The Jay Roach-helmed project is still in the planning stages, and one source suggested that Cooper may not play Lance Armstrong, but rather Armstrong’s teammate/snitch Tyler Hamilton.

1:26 pm

He’s been banned from competition for life, but Lance Armstrong will participate in his first cycling event since he confessed to doping in January.

The 41-year-old, who was stripped of his Tour de France wins, will race in The Des Moines Register newspaper's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa in July.

3:00 pm

Just when we thought his life would go back to normal, Lance Armstrong is the subject of a federal investigation for his longtime drug use.

Following his confession on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” the disgraced cyclist is being probed for obstruction of justice, intimidation, and witness tampering.

3:59 pm

There’s been plenty of speculation that he’ll play Lance Armstrong in an upcoming biopic, but in reality Bradley Cooper hasn’t received an offer.

The “Limitless” hunk seemed surprised when he was asked about the forthcoming film- “Oh my God, that’s so nuts!”

1:31 pm

It’s no secret that his interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” has everybody talking, and Lance Armstrong's story could prove to be quite lucrative when all is said and done.

According to multiple reports, the disgraced cyclist is the subject of a few new books, a documentary and even a Hollywood film project.

3:11 pm

Given all the buzz surrounding Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah Winfrey, his ex-fiancé Sheryl Crow has weighed in on the issue.

The “If It Makes You Happy” songstress explained that she felt bad for her former lover for having to cover up his doping and performance-enhancing drug use during his cycling career.

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