It alleges that Armstrong defrauded the government by doping during the time the US Postal Service acted as title sponsor for his team.Should they win, the damages owed would be three times the amount of the fraud.Armstrong, who became only the second American to win cycling's marquee race, won the event a record seven consecutive times before retiring in 2005.He probably has no shortage of girls vying for his attention. Edit: I found this following info at but don't know how old it is.Earlier this year, the government attorneys issued a 59-page report in response to the request to have the case dismissed, writing, "No sponsor who knew the truth about how Armstrong achieved his apparent Tour de France victories would have paid any amount of money to sponsor him or his team."Armstrong lied about doping to win his seven Tours de France until 2013, when he had already been banned for life by the US Anti-Doping Agency and stripped of those titles by the UCI.Lance Armstrong has said that he'd dope again in a new interview. Don't intimidate your critics After Armstrong recovered from cancer and won the 1999 Tour De France, journalist David Walsh smelled a rat.The US Federal False Claims Act or 'whistleblower' lawsuit against Lance Armstrong could be reaching its final phase as a judge is set to make a ruling on whether the case should go to trial or be dismissed.
The polarising athlete's first sporting love wasn't cycling, surprisingly.
He was a keen swimmer during his teenage years and was a gifted triathlete before becoming a professional cyclist in 1992.
He competed in the Olympics in Barcelona that year, finishing 14th in the men's road race.
Returning to cycling in 1998, he was a member of the US Postal/Discovery team between 19, when he won his Tour de France titles, as well as a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Lance Armstrong was arguably cycling's greatest icon; now he is one of sport's biggest villains. His parents, Linda and Eddie Charles, divorced in 1973 when he was just two years old.