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The Sunday Times accepts out-of-court settlement from Lance Armstrong following libel case

By Angela Haggerty, Reporter

August 27, 2013 | 2 min read

The Sunday Times has settled out of court with Lance Armstrong after pursuing the cyclist for more than £1m in damages.

Stripped: Lance Armstrong lost his titles over cheating scandal

The action was launched after the US Anti-Doping Agency declared in 2012 that Armstrong had been part of “the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that the sport has ever seen”.

Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and given a lifetime ban from the sport.

Prior to the revelations, the paper settled a libel case with Armstrong in 2004 for £300,000 after a piece by chief sports writer David Walsh indicated Armstrong had cheated.

After the cheating scandal unravelled, the Sunday Times launched the action to reclaim the money plus £720,000 in costs.

The paper said it had “reached a mutually acceptable final resolution” but the terms of the agreement remain confidential.

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