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Lance Armstrong stripped of award

Updated: December 18, 2012, 7:32 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Lance Armstrong has been stripped of a prestigious BBC award in the wake of the doping scandal that cost the American cyclist his seven Tour de France titles and smeared his reputation.

Armstrong won the British broadcaster's Overseas Sports Personality of the Year prize in 2003 after capturing his final Tour victory, but his name was absent from the list of previous winners in the program for the 2012 event.

The BBC says in a statement that it took the decision "following ...

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