Lance Armstrong, founder of the LIVESTRONG foundation, takes part in a special session regarding cancer in the developing world during the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, in 2010. Lance Armstrong has stepped down as chairman of the charity he founded after US anti-doping officials issued a scathing report detailing his use of performance-enhancing drugs, the foundation said on October 17, 2012. Lucas Jackson/Reuters/File
US Postal Service cycling team leader and 2004 Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and teammate George Hincapie (r.), ride the victory lap on Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, France, July 25, 2004. Peter Dejong/AP/File
US Postal Service rider Lance Armstrong of the United States leads CSC rider Ivan Basso of Italy as he cycles past a crowd of supporters on his way to win the 205.5 km long 13th stage of the Tour de France from Lannemezan to Plateau de Beille, France, July 17, 2004. Bernard Papon/Reuters
US Postal Service rider Lance Armstrong, second from right, follows teammate Viatcheslav Ekimov, of Russia, in the last kilometers of the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a 43 mile team time trial between Joinville and Saint-Dizier, eastern France, July 9, 2003. Laurent Rebours/AP
Overall leader Lance Armstrong signals seven for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race at the beginning of the final stage of the race between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital in July, 2005. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
Lance Armstrong (r.) straining in the ascent of the La Croix Fry pass, as teammate Floyd Landis pours water over his neck, during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Bourg-d'Oisans and Le Grand Bornand, in the French Alps, July 2004. Bernard Papon/AP
Overall leader and five-time Tour de France winner US Postal Service rider Lance Armstrong of the United States cycles past supporters waving US flags on his way to win the 19th stage of the Tour de France, a 55-km-long time trial in Besancon, France, July 24, 2004. Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
Lance Armstrong (r.) of the USA and Alex Zulle of Switzerland climb the Galibier pass during the first mountains stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Le Grand Bornand in France to Sestriere in Italy, July 13, 1999. Lance Armstrong won the stage and Zulle took the second place. Charles Platiau/Reuters
Cyclists ride along the Lance Armstrong Bikeway, Jan. 13, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Jack Plunkett/AP
Lance Armstrong throws out his water bottle in the last kilometers of the climb toward Station les Rousses, France, during the seventh stage of the 2010 Tour de France cycling race. Bas Czerwinski/AP/File
Lance Armstrong poses on the Champs Elysees in Paris during the final parade of the 97th Tour de France cycling race on July 25, 2010. Benoit Tessier/Reuters/File
Lance Armstrong rides on a cobblestone section during the 132.4 mile third stage of the 2010 Tour de France cycling race from Wanze, Belgium, to Arenberg, France. Joel Saget/AP/File
Judge Robert Wilkins ruled in favor of the government's position that Armstrong and associates owed an obligation to pay money due to the alleged breach of the sponsorship agreements with the Postal Service.
ByPete Yost, Associated Press
A US judge has refused to dismiss the government's lawsuit against disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrongand associates for alleged doping and use of banned performance-enhancing techniques.