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Armstrong Tells Oprah He Used Performance-Enhancing Drugs


Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, celebrity, Lance Armstrong, sports, ethics )

Cal
- 457 days ago - theglobeandmail.com
Lance Armstrong ended a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.



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Comments

John C. (79)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:08 pm
This is so not news! He has just now started to read it.
 

John B. (215)
Monday January 14, 2013, 8:25 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Jim Vertuno And Jim Litke. About time he admitted what most people already knew. What a shame.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 8:56 pm
about time
 

jo M. (3)
Monday January 14, 2013, 9:41 pm
How sad.
 

lee e. (114)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:19 am
I suppose after testicular cancer - he didn't care about the side effects of these drugs -- but what a devastating blow to his life! It's very sad.
 

John S. (294)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:17 am
No surprise here.
 

Christeen Anderson (419)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:58 am
What took him so long? It's a shame what has happened to him because of this scandal. Live and learn.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 5:24 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (264)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 2:17 pm
About time
 

FranciscoJavier Pascual (3)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 2:58 pm
No surprise here, in Spain..No mercy for cheaters.Doping must be banned worldwide.
 

Shirley S. (171)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:10 pm
Lance may have had to replace a low testosterone level. I feel sorry for him. There is always an enormous amount of pressure on sporting celebrities.
 

Lisa AWAY Neste (696)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:10 pm
For someone who so vehemently denied the charges it is too little, too late in my opinion.
 

Anna J. (47)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:35 pm
As a cyclist I find it disgusting!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:34 pm
Thanks.
 

Gysele van Santen (200)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:50 pm
we all battle with our own demons. no one is perfect. the media made him a hero. all along he was just a man who made mistakes. i can respect him for finally coming clean to Oprah.
 

Peggy Peters (29)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:39 pm
This is disappointing.
 

Cheyenne Thunderbird (102)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 10:18 pm
This is not sport any more this is greedy
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 10:58 pm
I am shocked!!!!! Who knew?!?
 

Stan B. (124)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:00 am
He didn't have a lot of choice. I'm just surprised that it took so long to catch him.
 

Sam E M. (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 3:10 am
Doping is spoiling people's enjoyment of sport. Now when someone wins with a record-breaking performance our first thought is whether they did it fairly or cheated by taking drugs or blood transfusions etc. So sad.
Lance Armstrong, like many others before him, eventually got caught and now has to hang his head in shame, but only after years of trying to lie his way out of it. Sportsmen and women like him are models for the young, so finding out their performance was not due to effort but cheating, what's that teaching the following generations?
 

Chrissie H. (18)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 2:53 pm
After years of making other people out to be liars,it is about time he confessed to what everyone knew all along. Shame on him,
 

Ilia A. (35)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:30 am
being a cancer survivor it would have been awesome for him just to have finished the race. that in itself would have been a win.
 
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