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Cause and Effect
Livestrong donations plunge after Armstrong admits to doping

Lance Armstrong (Photo: The Canadian Press)

The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career. In federal forms released this week, Livestrong noted its 2013 donations dipped 34 per cent, from nearly $23 million to $15 million after Armstrong's televised admission to Oprah Winfrey in January 2013. Total revenue also took a 38 per cent dive after commercial sponsorships were cancelled or not renewed. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)

Ryder Hesjedal (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Taking The Stage

Ryder Hesjedal of Canada won a mountainous 14th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday. The 33-year-old from Victoria, a former Giro d'Italia winner riding for Garmin Sharp, edged Oliver Zaugg in the final metres of the summit ascent to claim the 201-kilometre ride from Santander to La Camperona featuring two category-one climbs. Full Story.

Catharine Pendrel (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Golden Ride

Canada's Catharine Pendrel raced to gold at the world mountain bike championships Saturday for her second career title. The 33-year-old from Kamloops, B.C., crossed in a time of one hour 31 minutes 30 seconds, 21 seconds ahead of former world champion Irina Kalentieva of Russia. Full Story.


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