Tim White

Lance Armstrong Admits Doping
Lance Armstrong Admits Doping

Lance Armstrong came clean last night in Part One of his captivating confession to Oprah Winfrey over his history of doping, his lying and his bullying efforts to keep his doping secret.  Armstrong manned up for his mistakes, calmly describing his actions as “arrogant,” “defiant,” “bullying.”

 

As to the question, “Why?” Armstrong spoke of a cycling culture where to him doping was no different than putting air your in bike tires; that, in his mind, he was leveling the playing field. But more ominously, Armstrong admitted that after his illness he had become a “fierce competitor” with a “ruthless desire” to win at all costs. And whenever questions were raised about doping, he had to go on the attack, his “territory was being threatened.”

 

As for his dramatic fall, Armstrong expressed no self-pity. “I deserve this,” he said. “I’m not sitting here saying, “Oprah, I got screwed.’ I deserve this.”  Part Two of the interview airs tonight on OWN.

 

 

The LIVESTRONG Foundation issued the following statement in response to Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

“We at the LIVESTRONG Foundation are disappointed by the news that Lance Armstrong misled people during and after his cycling career, including us.  Earlier this week, Lance apologized to our staff and we accepted his apology in order to move on and chart a strong, independent course. We look forward to devoting our full energy to our mission of helping people not only fight and survive cancer, but also thrive in life after cancer.

Even in the wake of our disappointment, we also express our gratitude to Lance as a survivor for the drive, devotion and spirit he brought to serving cancer patients and the entire cancer community. Lance is no longer on the Foundation’s board, but he is our founder and we will always be grateful to him for creating and helping to build a Foundation that has served millions struggling with cancer.

The LIVESTRONG Foundation is one of the most highly-rated and effective cancer organizations in the United States. Our success has never been based on one person – it’s based on the patients and survivors we serve every day, who approach a cancer diagnosis with hope, courage and perseverance. We listened to their needs and took action to create free cancer support services that offer access to clinical trials, fertility preservation, insurance coverage and even transportation to treatment. People living with and through cancer are the inspiration behind our work.  They have been, are and always will be our focus.”

Listen to the admission here…

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