US cyclist Armstrong had survived cancer to gain fame, adulation, seven straight Tour de France titles from 1999-2005 and he headed the Livestrong Foundation. Then in one stroke it was all taken away from him when it was proved that he was a serial drug offender.
Image: This file photo in 2000 shows US cyclist Lance Armstrong waving after receiving the bronze medal in the men's individual time trials at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
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