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Lance Armstrong finally confesses drug abuse to Oprah Winfrey

1/15/13 in Cycling   |   KurtKingsley   |   1856 respect

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Lance Armstrong has finally ended over a decade of denial about using performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. The 41-year-old confessed to Oprah Winfrey in an interview on Monday that will be broadcasted later on Thursday.
 
According to reports, the famous talk-show host Oprah Winfrey has refused to reveal the full details of the interview, therefore everyone will have to wait for the show on Thursday to hear what Lance Armstrong has confessed to.
 
The Associated Press news agency has also backed reports about Lance Armstrong’s claims, which have set fire to the sports community once again.
 
After her interview with Lance Armstrong on Monday, Oprah Winfrey went on Twitter and said: “Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2 ½ hours. He came READY!”
 
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stripped Lance Armstrong of his record seven Tour de France titles (1999-2005) last year after declaring him to be a “serial cheat”. For years Lance Armstrong fought against accusations of using performance-enhancing drugs till the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency finally ended the saga by removing his name from honors he had won.
 
Later, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency described the whole fiasco as the “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping regime the sport has ever seen”. Undoubtedly, this was one of the most despicable and shameful acts in the history of the sport.
 
From what has been revealed by Lance Armstrong’s confession it is been reported that not only did Lance Armstrong use performance-enhancing drugs, but he expected his teammates to copy him.
 
Until now, Lance Armstrong has always denied charges of drug abuse. Therefore, confiding in Oprah Winfrey about using performance-enhancing drugs came as quite a shock to the sports community. The shock must have been felt tenfold by the charity Lance Armstrong set up, ‘Livestrong’.
 
Lance Armstrong has announced regret over using performance-enhancing drugs and has apologized for letting down his supporters. The interview has also captured Lance Armstrong making an apology to his fans and staff from Livestrong.  
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1/31/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

I don't like BULLIES

1/17/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

This story is tiring... wish something else would headline.. oh yeah Teo's hoax.....

1/17/13   |   Debi_L   |   11284 respect

Now that the news isn't so new any more, my perspective has changed a little, I must admit.  My brother is still an incredible athlete in his own right, and Lance's confession won't change that.  I am still disgusted that he lied about it, and did so in such a nasty manner.  Just read now that the IOC has stripped him of his bronze medal from 2000 and is requesting that it be returned.  

1/17/13   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

Again, this comes down to the fact everyone involved in the "sport" thats worth noting cheats...Lance was the best of the best of the cheaters.  He still won.  Deal with it.  Just like the Steroids in baseball.  Bonds worked out harder than the other guys on them. And if McGwire and Sosa weren't hitting all those HR's in an epic personal battle, MLB would be dead.  Much like cycling, is DEAD without Lance.

1/16/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Jess wrote:
Right, and not only was it the "lie" thing but I'm seeing people all over the place that are more ticked off that not only was he lying, but he was a jerk about it.

I don't even know, or care. Like Ashlie said, with what he's been through I would have been shocked had he NOT been on something. I'm just going by what everyone else is saying around the web.

He really was. I watched a lot of the coverage and I think Debi did too. Ugh I am so disgusted.

1/16/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
All I can focus on in that is prosthetic ones like coco...:| i must google.

faster if you google: "Ice-T's dog" Spartucus is a bull dog...so cute

1/16/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59481 respect

JenX63 wrote:
For me, it's the "lie" thing....what he puts in his body is his business, just man up and admit it. I hear he has them "prosthetic" ones like Coco was going to get Spartacus

All I can focus on in that is prosthetic ones like coco...:| i must google.

1/16/13   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

JenX63 wrote:
For me, it's the "lie" thing....what he puts in his body is his business, just man up and admit it. I hear he has them "prosthetic" ones like Coco was going to get Spartacus

Right, and not only was it the "lie" thing but I'm seeing people all over the place that are more ticked off that not only was he lying, but he was a jerk about it.

I don't even know, or care. Like Ashlie said, with what he's been through I would have been shocked had he NOT been on something. I'm just going by what everyone else is saying around the web.

1/16/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
You know, I just can't see what the big deal about this is really. I'd think it was strange if a man who had his b***s removed (does he still have them?), to not be on the drugs. That line Odd posted is one of my faves and still rings true to me. He still put in the work, he did have to force himself to keep going, it was a struggle, and he apparently needed some more help... Idk, this all just seems dramatic to me, of course I don't necessarily care about steroids, etc in other sports either. I don't care about this any more than I care about the fact that cocaine and whatever else he was on made Lawrence Taylor one of the best linebackers ever. idk

For me, it's the "lie" thing....what he puts in his body is his business, just man up and admit it. I hear he has them "prosthetic" ones like Coco was going to get Spartacus

1/16/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59481 respect

You know, I just can't see what the big deal about this is really. I'd think it was strange if a man who had his b***s removed (does he still have them?), to not be on the drugs. That line Odd posted is one of my faves and still rings true to me. He still put in the work, he did have to force himself to keep going, it was a struggle, and he apparently needed some more help... Idk, this all just seems dramatic to me, of course I don't necessarily care about steroids, etc in other sports either. I don't care about this any more than I care about the fact that cocaine and whatever else he was on made Lawrence Taylor one of the best linebackers ever. idk

1/16/13   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

who cares about CYCLING!!!!

1/15/13   |   Debi_L   |   11284 respect

JenX63 wrote:
threw away my jersey today. After all this time, and I even defended him. Cheaters always get found out. (smh)

I'm angry right now, so angry.  My little brother competed in numerous Triathlons, competing at the Ironman in Hawaii 3 times.  He has always looked up to Lance Armstrong, wearing his Livestrong arm band while competing and defending him vehemently.  My brother isn't so little any longer, but he and I both believed in Lance, believed him when he said he didn't dope.  

I often wondered why Sheryl Crow called off their engagement so suddenly for no apparent reason.  

The man is nasty.

1/15/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

threw away my jersey today. After all this time, and I even defended him. Cheaters always get found out. (smh)

1/15/13   |   woody050681   |   13666 respect

Oddfool wrote:
I don't follow cycling much either, but I just love this scene from Dodgeball...

"Quit? You know, once I was thinking about quitting when I was diagnosed with brain, lung and testicular cancer, all at the same time. But with the love and support of my friends and family, I got back on the bike and I won the Tour de France five times in a row. But I’m sure you have a good reason to quit. So what are you dying from that’s keeping you from the finals?"  - Lance Armstrong.

After all this, I just hope Peter La Fleur wasn't on any performance enhancing drugs during his competition.

Now that scene (which is one of my favorites) is tainted too. Damn you Lance Armstrong, damn you!!cheeky

1/15/13   |   Oddfool   |   10484 respect

I don't follow cycling much either, but I just love this scene from Dodgeball...

"Quit? You know, once I was thinking about quitting when I was diagnosed with brain, lung and testicular cancer, all at the same time. But with the love and support of my friends and family, I got back on the bike and I won the Tour de France five times in a row. But I’m sure you have a good reason to quit. So what are you dying from that’s keeping you from the finals?"  - Lance Armstrong.

After all this, I just hope Peter La Fleur wasn't on any performance enhancing drugs during his competition.

1/15/13   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

I don't follow cycling, so I don't really care - but I have to wonder if this wouldn't be such a big deal if he hadn't been so vehement and nasty about it before when he was denying claims.