July 26, 2009 - Armstrong comes in third place in the Tour de France.
May 20, 2010 - He crashes during the Amgen Tour of California and is taken to a hospital. The same day he denies allegations of doping made by former teammate Floyd Landis
July 21, 2010 - Armstrong hires a defense lawyer to represent him in a federal investigation into allegations of fraud and doping.
July 25, 2010 - Armstrong comes in 23rd place in his final Tour de France.
Feb. 16, 2011 - Armstrong announces his retirement from the world of professional cycling, saying he wants to devote more time to his family and the fight against cancer.
Feb. 3, 2012 - Justice Department prosecutors announce they are closing a criminal probe of Armstrong without filing charges he used performance enhancing drugs.
June 12, 2012 - The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) notifies Armstrong of an investigation into new doping charges. In response, Armstrong says that the USADA intends to "dredge up discredited" doping allegations against him in a bid to strip him of his seven Tour de France victories.
June 29, 2012 - The USADA announces that it has filed doping charges against Armstrong. Armstrong's attorney calls the decision to charge "wrong" and "baseless."
July 9, 2012 - Armstrong files a federal lawsuit in a Texas district court to halt the doping case against him. The suit asks the court to file an injunction against the USADA by July 14th-a deadline the USADA stipulated for Armstrong to agree to contest the charges or accept sanctions. Hours later, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks dismisses Armstrong's lawsuit. In a sharply-worded ruling, the judge states Armstrong's 80-page complaint is full of legally irrelevant claims. The judge urges Armstrong to re-file without "any improper argument, rhetoric, or irrelevant material."
July 10, 2012 - Armstrong re-files the lawsuit. The complaint is substantially shorter than the original and Armstrong again asks the court to file an injunction against the USADA by July 14.
Aug. 20, 2012 - A federal judge dismisses Lance Armstrong's lawsuit against the United States Anti-Doping Agency saying his right to due process is not being violated.
Aug. 24, 2012 - Declares he will no longer fight charges of illegal doping. Shortly after Armstrong's announcement, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says they will strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and impose a lifetime ban on him.
Oct. 10, 2012 - The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's 202 page report on Armstrong is released. The report places Armstrong at the center of a doping program during his heyday in cycling. Also in the report former teammates admit to doping and ways of beating the drug-testing. Armstrong has always denied the allegations.
Oct. 14, 2012 - The Sunday Times of London is considering a lawsuit against Armstrong to recoup the settlement paid him in June 2006 for a 2004 article implying he took performance-enhancing drugs.
Oct. 17, 2012 - Armstrong announces he is stepping down as chairman of LIVESTRONG.
Oct. 17, 2012 - Nike terminates their contract with Lance Armstrong. Anheuser-Busch also announces it will not renew its contract with Armstrong after it expires in 2012.
Oct. 22, 2012 - The International Cycling Union announces that Armstrong is being stripped of his Tour de France titles and is being banned from professional cycling for life.
Oct. 22, 2012 - Oakley announces it is severing ties with Armstrong but will continue to support the LIVESTRONG Foundation.
Nov. 12, 2012 - Armstrong resigns from his position on the LIVESTRONG Foundation board.
Nov. 14, 2012 - The Lance Armstrong Foundation announces it has formally dropped Armstrong's name from its title. It will now be the LIVESTRONG Foundation.