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Armstrong wins battle against the Sunday Times

By:
Jeff Jones, Bikeradar.com
Published:
July 01, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:18 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for July 1, 2006
Race:
Tour de France

Lance Armstrong has settled his libel case with the The Sunday Times libel case, reports the...

Lance Armstrong has settled his libel case with the The Sunday Times libel case, reports the Associated Press. On Friday, London's High Court ruled that an article published in the newspaper in June 2004 "meant accusation of guilt and not simply reasonable grounds to suspect." The judge said that the article strongly implied that Armstrong had taken performance enhancing drugs, and that the Sunday Times would have had to defend that position if the case went to trial.

Both parties agreed to settle the matter out of court, with the Sunday Times issuing a statement apologising to Armstrong.

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