Oct. 22 — Lance Armstrong stripped of titles On August 23 the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced that it was stripping Lance Armstrong of his record-seven Tour de France titles and barred him for life from the sport after concluding he used banned substances. Armstrong said he would no longer challenge USADA and declined to exercise his last option by entering arbitration. He denied again that he ever took banned substances in his career, calling USADA’s investigation a “witch hunt” without any physical evidence.
On October 22 the International Cycling Union (UCI), cycling’s governing body, said that it had officially stripped Armstrong of his seven titles and banned him from cycling for life. “He deserves to be forgotten,” UCI President Pat McQuaid said of Armstrong. (via Oct. 22 — Lance Armstrong stripped of titles - Biggest Stories of 2012 - Photos - SI.com)