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US court orders cyclist Armstrong to reveal complete doping info

September 05, 2013 18:29 IST

Disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong has reportedly been ordered to answer questions about who knew what and when about his doping, including possibly his former wife and his attorneys.

Lance ArmstrongAccording to News.com.au, US company Acceptance Insurance Holding is seeking the information in its lawsuit to recover three million dollars in bonuses, which it paid to Armstrong from 1999 to 2001.

The report further said that the company is trying to prove a conspiracy and cover-up by Armstrong to commit fraud and wants to know when several of Armstrong's associates, including his former wife Kristin Armstrong, team officials, the cyclist's lawyers and International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid first learned of his doping.

Although a Texas court last week ordered Armstrong to provide documents and written answers to a series of questions by the end of September and set the trail for April 2014, however, Armstrong's attorneys objected to those demands, arguing that the former cyclist has already accepted to cheating.

The lawyers also said that the company is engaged in a ''harassing, malicious fishing expedition'' to ''make a spectacle of Armstrong''s doping''.

The report also said that the questions seek information dating to 1995 and ask Armstrong to detail who was paid for delivered performance-enhancing drugs, who determined what amount to use and administered them, and who was aware of his drug use.