Lance Armstrong's fall from grace

Associated Press
FILE - In this July 24, 2002, file photo, Lance Armstrong walks out of the Tour de France's anti-doping control bus after the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Les Deux Alpes and La Plagne, French Alps. Armstrong said of the 2002 race, that cycling has suffered a "black eye" from doping scandals and he's not sure how it will affect interest. Sports Illustrated magazine named Armstrong Sportsman of the Year in 2002. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

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Lance Armstrong fell from grace the way Hemingway described bankruptcy: gradually, and then suddenly. Accused for years of being involved in a wide-ranging doping scandal, Armstrong was stripped of most of his honors, including his seven Tour de France titles. In January 2013, he finally came clean about his doping usage in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Jay Busbee

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