Lance Armstrong ordered to pay $10million in SCA Promotions case

Lance Armstrong must pay SCA Promotions $10million directly after arbitrators found him guilty of "perjury, fraud and conspiracy"

Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay out $10million (£6.5million) in damages after losing his long-running case against SCA Promotions after an arbitration panel found in the company's favour.

Armstrong originally won a case against SCA Promotions in 2006, which was forced to pay the Texan former professional rider $7.5million in bonuses for winning seven editions of the Tour de France, 1999-2005. SCA had refused the payment due to a question mark over Armstrong's then alleged use of banned performance-enhancing substances.

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