Lance Armstrong

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TASS, 1 Sep. Former American cyclist lance Armstrong asked the court to postpone the hearing in his case on the damage to the US doping scandals with his participation on 6 November 2017 to spring 2018. About it reports AFP.

In a statement in court in Washington, Armstrong complained about the problem with the schedule because one of his attorneys, John Keker because of employment will not be able to protect his interests on 6 November. The former athlete asked the court to appoint a new date of his trial, but no earlier than spring 2018. He claims to represent him in court should it Keker.

The U.S . Department of justice believes that Armstrong’s actions caused damage to the state post company US Postal, who was a sponsor of the team for which played an athlete. Armstrong could face fines of about $100 million.

In 2012, Armstrong was accused of using prohibited substances on the basis of the investigation of the U.S. anti-doping Agency (USADA). After the American confessed to doping, all of his results since 1998, was cancelled (including winning the “Tour de France” in 1999-2005) and he was disqualified for life. Also the athlete in October 2015 admitted in court that in 1993 he gave a bribe to win the race Million Dollar Race.