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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:42 AM

Lance Armstrong reportedly mulling doping admission

Source: Fox News

Lance Armstrong, who has strongly denied the doping charges that led to him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, has reportedly told associates he is considering confessing to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The report cited anonymous sources, and said that 41-year-old Armstrong was considering the confession to help restore his athletic career in triathlons.

Armstrong was been banned for life from cycling and cannot compete in athletic events sanctioned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency. Armstrong attorney Tim Herman told the Associated Press that he had no knowledge of a possible Armstrong confession. "When, and if, Lance has something to say, there won't be any secret about it," Herman said in reaction to the New York Times report.

Herman also denied that Armstrong has reached out to USADA chief executive Travis Tygart and David Howman, director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Armstrong, who recovered from testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain, won the Tour de France from 1999-2005. Although he has vehemently denied doping, Armstrong's athletic career crumbled under the weight of a massive report by USADA detailing allegations of drug use by Armstrong and his teammates on his U.S. Postal Service teams.

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Gee, I wonder if he'll cry.

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Reply Lance Armstrong reportedly mulling doping admission (Original post)
undeterred Jan 2013 OP
slackmaster Jan 2013 #1
snot Jan 2013 #2
Javaman Jan 2013 #3
devilgrrl Jan 2013 #5
Javaman Jan 2013 #7
peacebird Jan 2013 #21
undeterred Jan 2013 #20
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #4
olddad56 Jan 2013 #24
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #6
RedstDem Jan 2013 #10
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #8
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 #9
RedstDem Jan 2013 #11
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 #12
pipi_k Jan 2013 #13
undeterred Jan 2013 #31
Codeine Jan 2013 #14
Quantess Jan 2013 #15
slackmaster Jan 2013 #16
Quantess Jan 2013 #19
slackmaster Jan 2013 #28
Quantess Jan 2013 #30
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #17
humblebum Jan 2013 #18
olddad56 Jan 2013 #22
valerief Jan 2013 #23
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #25
undeterred Jan 2013 #29
Retrograde Jan 2013 #33
proverbialwisdom Jan 2013 #26
AgingAmerican Jan 2013 #27
proverbialwisdom Jan 2013 #32

Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:45 AM

1. Does this mean the Moon langing in '69 doesn't count?

 

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:58 AM

2. Now that he's got nothing more to lose?

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:21 AM

3. In 3 years he will be starring in a "movie of the week" about his life.

bank on it.

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Response to devilgrrl (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:53 AM

7. I live in Austin and he's always been known as being a colossal jerk.

but I'm looking at this from a PR marketing stand point.

after he confesses, watch the talk show circuit explode with talking heads wanting to interview him.

They will use the "somber tone" technique. armstrong will be all humble and take full blame until it becomes his new ID.

And before you know it, he's on a lifetime special movie of the week about his life. Granted most of it will be lies and many if not all his ex team mates will be pissed off once again, but that won't matter because armstrong will have endeared himself to the public by coming clean.

jerks are like chameleons, they know how to play the public.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:12 PM

21. He is a massively colossal jerk. Arrogant schmuck.

Back when I was writing for a cycling site I interviewed a lot of cyclists, was there at the team presentation a couple times. Once I was in back of room where I had a perfect view down the hall where I saw his treatment of some of "the little people" at Discovery. They were trying to do anything this freaking prima donna wanted, and he treated them like scum.

On edit: Chechu, Roger Hammond, Mario Cippolini, and Magnus Backsted are all sweethearts!

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Response to devilgrrl (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:10 PM

20. Hey, it really wasn't about the bike.

And it wasn't even about athletic ability, or not just about that.

It was about doping and lying, and who could do the best in combination with athletic ability and the bike. He gets the award for that.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:23 AM

4. GOP mulling admission they've been wrong about everything since 1981

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:18 PM

24. GOP mulling a confession that they are attempting to overthrow the US government.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:26 AM

6. If you let us know you are pondering confessing...isn't that a confession of sorts?

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:49 AM

10. you took the thought

right out my brain!!!!

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:57 AM

8. Live Wrong

How many suckers fell for this guy's bullshit?

How many?

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:14 AM

9. I always thought he was an ass,

 

But I couldn't care less about the doping thing one way or another as I assumed everyone was doing it. He's still the best cycler.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:52 AM

11. he's the best cycler of those doping

so he is the champion of 80% of the cycling world.

there should be two championships one for doping, and one for not..lol

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Response to RedstDem (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:54 AM

12. Yeah but,

 

I assume that all the best cyclers were doping in addition to being the best, so therefore he is still the best.

But again, I don't give a shit one way or the other.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:03 PM

13. That dirty bastard

He denied it all so vehemently that I actually felt sorry for him.


Now I don't give a rat's ass what they do with/to him.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:32 PM

31. Remember how vehement Bill Clinton was about not having sex with

"that woman" Miss Lewinsky? Vehemency, it turns out, ain't worth much.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:18 PM

14. And all his deluded cultist followers

will still deny that he doped.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:18 PM

15. I heard an account of another pro cyclist who was caught

and he said everyone in the Tour De France, all of the serious contenders, used enhancements and all kinds of elaborate tricks. He also talked about blood cleansing or something... it was an interview I heard on the radio, and that is what I remember.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:19 PM

16. Would that be Floyd Landis?

 

He basically ratted everyone out.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:34 PM

19. Could be, I don't remember, now.

He said something about blood filtering, to make the drugs undetectable.
He said the doping usage was an open secret, and everyone was in on it.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:49 PM

28. I ask because I have spoken with him a few times, and he told me basically the same thing

 

Nice Mennonite guy who got in with a bad crowd and now regrets it.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:21 PM

30. How interesting!

No, I don't remember his name, and it was from about a month ago, on sveriges radio. He had the sound of authenticity. It didn't sound like he was sour grapes or anything, he was just recounting how it was.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:24 PM

17. Too late, Nate.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:31 PM

18. Who cares?

 

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:15 PM

22. too little, too late.

If he has already been stripped of his titles, who cares. He is still a fraud and a liar.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:15 PM

23. Shoot. I wish I could add "Lance Armstrong" to my keyword trashing. Maybe I'll add Lance anyway.

Who gives a shit about him?

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:29 PM

25. He is the best cyclists ever and he did it with cancer too.

 

How did all these super judgmental people(?) get on DU? How does anyone know that his medical issues did not trigger test results? Most members here seem to endorse all kinds of drugs and drinking in their posts but get off the wall politically correct about Lance Armstrong.

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:41 PM

29. Puhlease

He was over the cancer long before the doping charges started. There is no relationship whatsoever between his cancer and the doping... unless it was there that he met some pharmacists and physicians willing to help him dope to win.

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:27 PM

33. No, that would be Merkx

who won the Tour de France 5 times in the sixties/seventies - and the Giro d'Italia five times, and the Vuelta a Espana, and Paris-Roubaix, and a number of other big-time races. Unlike Armstrong, who saved himself for the Tour de France, Merkx was an all-around competitor.

Armstrong's a very good cyclist, but he's a one-race guy.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:47 PM

27. Republicans I work with whine that the doping charges are fake

They hear it on FOX. Can't wait to rub their noses in this.

I remember after he won his last Tour De France, he was on TV whining about, "The French". He has absolutely no class.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:30 PM

32. This press release summarizes reasons Lance remains a hero to the cancer community.

http://lancearmstrong.com/news-events/lance-armstrong-to-step-down-as-chairman-of-livestrong

Lance Armstrong to Step Down as Chairman of LIVESTRONG
Founding Chair Jeff Garvey to Serve as Chairman of the Board

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - October 17, 2012)
- Lance Armstrong, founder and chairman of LIVESTRONG, made the following announcement today regarding his status as chairman of the cancer non-profit organization's board of directors:

"In 1996, as my cancer treatment was drawing to an end, I created a foundation to serve people affected by cancer. It has been a great privilege to help grow it from a dream into an organization that today has served 2.5 million people and helped spur a cultural shift in how the world views cancer survivors. This organization, its mission and its supporters are incredibly dear to my heart.

"I am deeply grateful to the people of the foundation who have done such hard and excellent work over the last 15 years, building tangible and effective ways to improve the lives of cancer survivors. And I am deeply humbled by the support our foundation has received from so many people throughout the world -- survivors, world leaders, business leaders and of course, the cancer community itself. We turn to this community frequently for guidance and collaboration to achieve our shared goals. They are unfailingly generous with their wisdom and counsel and I can never thank them enough.

"I have had the great honor of serving as this foundation's chairman for the last five years and its mission and success are my top priorities. Today therefore, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship.

"My duties will transfer to Vice Chairman Jeff Garvey who will serve as chairman. Jeff's guidance and wisdom have been critical to shaping the foundation's work since its earliest days. Jeff was this organization's founding chairman and I have full confidence that under his leadership, the foundation will continue expanding its ability to serve cancer survivors.

"My family and I have devoted our lives to the work of the foundation and that will not change. We plan to continue our service to the foundation and the cancer community. We will remain active advocates for cancer survivors and engaged supporters of the fight against cancer. And we look forward to an exciting weekend of activities marking the 15th anniversary of the foundation's creation."

"Long before he became a household name, Lance Armstrong created a foundation to serve others facing the same fears and challenges he struggled to overcome as a result of his cancer diagnosis," said Doug Ulman, LIVESTRONG President and CEO. "Today, thanks to Lance's leadership, that foundation has had the privilege of raising close to $500 million to serve people affected by cancer.

"Lance has made this foundation and its cause -- aiding people whose lives have been touched by this disease -- his life's work. His leadership in the cancer community has spurred immeasurable progress and it has been a great privilege to work shoulder to shoulder with him on a daily basis during his chairmanship.


"We are grateful to Jeff Garvey for assuming the responsibilities of chairman. Jeff has been a guiding presence for LIVESTRONG for 15 years and we look forward to a seamless transition under his leadership and a continued strong focus on our core values and mission.

"Lance's devotion to serving others whose lives were irrevocably changed by cancer, as his was, is unsurpassable. We are incredibly proud of his record as an advocate and philanthropist and are deeply grateful that Lance and his family will continue to be actively involved with the Foundation's advocacy and service work. We look forward to celebrating 15 years of progress with Lance and his family this weekend and recommitting ourselves to the work of the cancer community for the years ahead."

Facts about LIVESTRONG

* The Foundation provides free, bilingual patient navigation services to cancer patients/survivors and their families facing financial, practical and emotional challenges. More than 2.5 million people have been served by LIVESTRONG Navigation Services through one-to-one support, printed and online educational materials.

* The Foundation also advocates for funding, legislation and policies that further the fight against cancer. Lance and the Foundation recently backed Proposition 29, a California initiative designed to raise funds for cancer research through a $1 tobacco tax increase. Lance and the Foundation successfully backed Proposition 15 in Texas, passed overwhelmingly by voters in 2007. It created the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and a $3 billion fund for cancer research within the state. See the Foundation's Platform's & Priorities for more details on its legislative and advocacy work.

* Lance Armstrong has personally contributed nearly $6.5 million to the Foundation. To date, the Foundation has raised nearly half a billion dollars to serve survivors and combat cancer.

About LIVESTRONG and the Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and philanthropist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation is known for its powerful brand -- LIVESTRONG -- and for its advocacy on behalf of survivors and their families. With its iconic yellow LIVESTRONG wristband, the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised nearly $500 million to support cancer survivors and served 2.5 million people affected by the disease. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.

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