Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong reaches settlement with Sunday Times
British newspaper had sued drug cheat for £1 million, having been forced to pay him £300,000 in 2006 to settle a legal case after it had questioned his Tour de France victories.world Updated: Aug 25, 2013 15:53 IST
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has reached an agreement with the Sunday Times, which had sued the drugs-tainted American for around one million pounds (nearly Rs 10 crore).
“It is the final episode in a long legal battle between this newspaper and the fallen icon...” the British paper announced on Sunday.
The newspaper was forced to pay Armstrong 300,000 pounds in 2006 to settle a legal case after it had questioned his Tour de France victories in an article published two years earlier.
However, after the 41-year-old was stripped of his record seven Tour wins and handed a life ban last year for cheating his way to glory, the newspaper demanded a return of the payout plus interest, as well as costs accrued in defending the case.
After years of denials, Armstrong confessed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year that he used performance-enhancing drugs to cheat his way to the Tour de France wins.