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Bill Stapleton

Full name: William Joseph "Bill" Stapleton
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: July 12, 1965
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming


Bill Stapleton swam at the University of Texas, captaining the swim team and winning gold medals in the 200 IM and 200 fly at the 1987 Pan American Games. He was world-ranked #2 in the 200 IM going into the 1988 Olympics, but became sick on the trip to Seoul, and only made the B final, in which he finished last. Stapleton returned to the University of Texas, earning an MBA and then a law degree, and then started a law practice with Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline, where he established a sports management practice, with his first client fellow swimmer [Tom Jager]. Stapleton later left that firm to start Capital Sports Ventures (CSV), his own company, which was fueled by his representation of [Lance Armstrong].

Stapleton helped make Armstrong a wealthy man, as Armstrong won multiple races, including seven consecutive Tours de France from 1999-2005. When Armstrong was dogged by persistent doping rumors, Stapleton stood by him, helping him fight the accusations, during which Armstrong lied, perjured himself during testimony, intimidated witnesses against him, sued multiple people and entities accusing him of PED use, and threatened people with the loss of income and jobs. When all the rumors proved to be true, which Armstrong admitted in early 2013, the entire house of lies collapsed and he lost multiple sources of endorsement income that Stapleton had arranged for him. During this entire sordid affair, which went on for most of decade, Stapleton never admitted any knowledge of these transgressions. After the loss of income from Armstrong's endorsements, CSV was forced to downsize.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Men's 200 metres Individual Medley United States USA 16

Men's 200 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming United States B Final 8 2:06.82
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 4 QC 2:05.32
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