Economics of Sports http://aspenpublicradio.org en Book Details Money Behind Armstrong Doping Machine http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/book-details-money-behind-armstrong-doping-machine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A veritable avalanche of information has come out about cyclist Lance Armstrong doping during his career. The iconic athlete even confessed to it in an Oprah interview early this year. But the details keep coming, now in a book by two Wall Street Journal reporters. Vanessa O&rsquo;Connell and Reed </span>Albergotti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explore the financial underpinnings of how and why Armstrong cheated, in the book &ldquo;Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever.&rdquo; Armstrong is a part-time Aspen resident. Aspen Public Radio&rsquo;s Elise Thatcher recently spoke with O&rsquo;Connell and </span>Albergotti<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 8964 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Book Details Money Behind Armstrong Doping Machine Economic Boost from Bike Race? Probably not. http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/economic-boost-bike-race-probably-not <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Planning for next year&rsquo;s USA Pro Challenge bike race in Aspen is already underway.&nbsp;&nbsp; Despite some complaints this year because of road closures it appears the bike race has the support of local government officials and will become a yearly event.&nbsp; This despite a lack of evidence showing any economic gains for the upper valley. &nbsp; Aspen Public Radio&#39;s Roger Adams explains:</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:55:47 +0000 Roger Adams 8627 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Economic Boost from Bike Race? Probably not.