Lance Armstrong cemented his place in the pantheon of history’s most notorious liars yesterday, when he finally admitted to doping his way to seven Tour de France titles. The disgraced cycling superstar came clean about his years-long campaign of deception in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that was taped yesterday and will air Thursday night, sources said. Armstrong’s long-overdue confession came three months after he was stripped of his treasured Tour titles and banned from cycling for life by anti-doping officials, who refused to cave in to his vicious demonization of anyone who suggested he took performance enhancers.
I just can´t stand either of these people. However, I would be interested to know how oprah turns this conversation to talk about herself. She always does and if someone could tell me how she takes a story about a white male drug abuser, bike race winner, to be all about her, I´d like to know. Not enough to watch it though.
It´s not "much ado about nothing" if you consider the money the postal service paid over the years to sponsor this cheating team, which was contractually prohibited from using unapproved substances. Floyd Landis´s whistleblower suit may be joined by the US Justice Department. The deadline is Thursday, when Oprah airs. The whistleblower suit is aimed at clawing back that sponsorship money, plus at least one British paper is suing for the return of their libel settlement with Armstrong. Turns out he wasn´t libeled after all.
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Donna M, 1/15/2013 8:27:42 AM (No. 9117256)
1) Why does anyone care? 2) Why is he doing the confessional thing when he could leave the US, renounce citizenship and move to comfortable places which either do not have or don´t enforce extradition with the US, such as the Philippines, Croatia (may be too close to France), Cape Verde (ditto) or Argentina? He also would not be bothered in Bhutan.
I really hoped that Lance was going to tell Oprah that he had never used anything illegal, and that he just got tired of fighting.
But now that he has ´´confessed´´ -- complete with mandatory tears -- to Oprah, I´m sure NØbama will find a space for him in his 2nd term. Being a liar, cheat, and skumbag are pretty much requirements to serving in the NØbama administration after all...
I had never bought into this whole Lance Armstrong thing either, he made it much too troublesome to ride a Bicycle with all the thousands of dollars just to buy a bicycle and then all the clothing etc, etc, etc.. I could never understand how anyone could be comfortable with such a small saddle to rest ones rear on.
Extremely hard to believe there´s STILL gullible people here attempting to whitewash it by saying he is still the winner because "everyone else was doing it", just forget about his bold face lying. Incredible!
Maybe Oprah can organize a mass righteousness confessional rally. Pro athletes in baseball, football and tennis, Olympians, etc could all fess up that they, too, take performance-enhancing drugs. Nancy P, Hilary, Boehner could admit to Bo-tox binging, models and movie stars admit to plastic surgeries to appear younger and more bee-yootiful, Obama , bubba Clinton to serial lying. Hey, so many possibilities, so little time......
This guy dishonored not only himself, but American sportsmanship. He´s a liar and a cheat. All those awards and flag waving. Brought to you by a drug user.
I am SO sick of people and their drugs, recreational, in sports, otherwise. Weak minded and cowardly. Kids looked up to this jerk and his raw determination, now to find out it was just because he was stoked up on drugs.
He didn´t have the guts or the courage to put it out there with his own body like many others didn´t. He cheated those other people out of awards and honors and accomplishments, and he blemished America in the process.
That´s not important? I think its damned important. Good lesson for our kids too.
Lance Armstrong,criminals and all wrongdoers seem to confess their wrongs(after denying same vehemently until they´re caught Red Handed)saying: "I´ve made some poor/bad choices and I´m sorry for them." Then they are forgiven and bygones are bygones, so to speak?
This man is confessing as the prelude to being a whistleblower. It´s all to buffer the punishment he so rightly deserves but is too much a coward to accept. Feel sorry for his children who now have to grow up with this shadow of shame. What a hero! /s
The whole world.....one BIG fat lie. With TV leading the parade. Any other media format closely behind. So basically, just turn it all off, tune it all out and believe in yourself. But test this first by looking in the mirror.
As for the magnitude of the lie, I suggest we use the Al Gore Global warming as a benchmark.
#21 - maybe that´s why they always have their buttskies up in the air - they can´t really sit on that thing - always looked dreadfully uncomfortable to me, slightly masochistic even
This Lance Armstrong case makes me think of Tiger Woods, too and how it is so ridiculous to put so much stock in these people who do not deserve it - I remember hearing it on the radio on the way over to my Mom´s about Tiger´s car accident - wanting to break it to Mom before she turned on the news because I knew how upset she would be - we were so worried!
This con artist got caught yet he still has no shame, no remorse over his lies & betrayals of trust, -only regret at FINALLY getting caught. Sadly, he remains a candidate for repeating simular, ´performances,´ and so will likely continue recycling his imaginative deceits. ...With those, ´credentials,´ perhaps he will become just another dem party candidate? 0prah sure know how to pick ´em, eh?!! s/
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