Tyler Hamilton stripped of 2004 gold medal

Tyler Hamilton stripped of 2004 gold medal

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. cyclist Tyler Hamilton has been stripped of the gold medal he won at the 2004 Olympics due to the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Feds end pursuit of Armstrong

Feds end pursuit of Armstrong

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. attorney said Friday the Justice Department has ended an investigation into whether cycling champion Lance Armstrong used performance enhancing drugs.

FBI seeking Armstrong restaurant video

ASPEN, Colo., June 14 (UPI) -- A Colorado restaurateur says the FBI wants her to turn over surveillance tapes of an encounter between cyclist Lance Armstrong and a former teammate.
Experts see Armstrong charges coming

Experts see Armstrong charges coming

AUSTIN, Texas, May 24 (UPI) -- Lance Armstrong could be heading for criminal charges as doping allegations against him mount, U.S. legal observers say.

Cycling group blasts doping allegations

AIGLE, Switzerland, May 23 (UPI) -- International cycling's governing body Monday blasted an allegation it helped make a positive doping test against U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong "go away."

Hamilton surrenders Olympic gold medal

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Cycling champion Tyler Hamilton has surrendered the gold medal he won in the 2004 Athens Olympics, officials said Friday.
Teammate accuses Armstrong of drug use

Teammate accuses Armstrong of drug use

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Tyler Hamilton, a teammate of cycling superstar Lance Armstrong, has told the CBS "60 Minutes" program he saw Armstrong using performance-enhancing drugs.

Cyclist Hamilton given 8-year suspension

COLORADO SPRINGS, June 16 (UPI) -- The United States Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday American cyclist Tyler Hamilton has accepted an eight-year suspension.

Report: Cyclist Ty Hamilton retires

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 17 (UPI) -- Former Olympic cyclist Tyler Hamilton retired Friday following a positive doping test result, Cyclingnews reported.

Moto-cross joins Olympic cycling events

BEIJING, July 25 (UPI) -- Cycling

Armstrong passes up Paris for Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 27 (UPI) -- Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is skipping Paris to ride in this summer's Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, the Des Moines Register said. Armstrong and former teammate Tyler Hamilton both have denied recent doping accusations in European m

Cyclist Hamilton cleared by blood test

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A second blood test has cleared American cyclist Tyler Hamilton of doping allegations, it was announced Thursday in Switzerland.

Cyclist Hamilton denies blood transfusion

REGENSDORF, Switzerland, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. cyclist Tyler Hamilton has vowed to fight allegations he received performance-enhancing blood transfusions, the New York Times said Wednesday.

Wednesday's Olympic Highlights

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Wednesday's highlights at the Olympics:

Hamilton, Julich win gold, bronze

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Tyler Hamilton and Bobby Julich, American veterans of the Tour de France, won the gold and bronze medals Wednesday in the Olympic time trial.
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Tyler Hamilton
Olympic Gold Medal cyclist Tyler Hamilton speaks during a press conference announcing the host cities for the 2009 Tour of Missouri Professional Cycling Race, in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 27, 2009. The third annual race in September will begin in St. Louis, wind throughout the state stopping in nine cities before ending in Kansas City. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Tyler Hamilton (born March 1, 1971, Marblehead, Massachusetts) is a former American professional road bicycle racer and former Olympic gold medalist. Hamilton became a professional cyclist in 1995, and during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tour de France was a teammate of Lance Armstrong who won those races.

Hamilton appeared at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and again at the 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2004, he won a gold medal at the time trial. The first doping test gave a positive result, but because the backup sample was frozen, no doping offence could be proven. After he failed further doping tests at the 2004 Vuelta a EspaƱa, Hamilton was suspended for two years.

After his suspension, Hamilton came back and became national road race champion in 2008. In 2009, Hamilton failed a doping test again, and this time he was banned for eight years, which effectively caused him to retire. In July 2010, he was subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury revolving around the use of performance enhancing drugs in cycling. In May 2011, Hamilton admitted that he had used doping, and returned his gold medal. As of May 2011, the IOC has not removed him from the result, but is studying his confession.

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