By the Numbers: Lance Armstrong's fall from fame
It's been over a decade since whispers of Lance Armstrong’s doping surfaced in the elite cycling world. Here’s a look at his biking background by the numbers.
-- 7 is the record amount of consecutive times between 1999 and 2005 that Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France.
-- 14 years is the length of his bicycling career, during which he accumulated a $125 million fortune.
-- 1996 is the year he was diagnosed with cancer. He had a 40 percent chance of survival.
-- 1997 was the year Armstrong was declared cancer-free. That same year he founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation for Cancer Support.
-- The $1 yellow Livestrong wristbands generated more than $100 million from sales.
-- $470 million is the total amount raised since the foundation began in 1997 and a healthy $0.81 on the dollar is donated to cancer research.
-- $17.5 million was what he received in endorsement and speaking fees in 2005 alone.
The long fall down:
-- In 2011, Lance Armstrong retired from competitive cycling while under federal investigation for doping allegations.
-- By June 2012, he was charged with using illicit performance enhancing drugs.
-- Two months later he was banned from all sports covered by the World Anti-doping Agency, and stripped of all titles won since 1998.
-- He is expected to repay $4 million in prize money for his Tour de France victories.
-- $150-$200 million is how much this scandal may cost him in future earning potential.
-- 112 is the number of questions Oprah prepared for her Lance interview.
Life goes in cycles. This isn't such a good one for Lance Armstrong.
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