Armstrong faces more lawsuits

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 02, 2013 09:20 hrs

Washington, Mar 2 (IANS) Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is facing two more lawsuits after his admission to drug use during his seven Tour de France victories.

The Acceptance Insurance Company and Tailwind Sports Corporation sued Armstrong Friday, claiming he committed fraud by concealing his use of performance enhancing drugs during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tours, Xinhua reports.

Acceptance is seeking a $3 million repayment of bonus paid to Armstrong for his first three Tour victories.

Previously, he already faced lawsuits from the government, Texas insurance company SCA and British newspaper Sunday Times.

Armstrong was stripped of all competition results from August 1998 including his seven Tour titles last year after the US Anti-Doping Agency's investigation showed he played a key part in a sophisticated doping program on his US Postal Service team.

After years of denial, he finally made an admission of doping in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey in January, in which he said he used a combination of blood-doping transfusions, blood-boosting EPO and testosterone throughout his career.

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