Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Lance Armstrong To Oprah"Win At All Costs" Mentality Served Me Well

         Lance Armstrong has robbed many cyclist of their dream !

Lance Armstrong To Oprah"Win At All Costs" Mentality Served Me Well 

listen to the BBC and there view on the doping scandal  

One of the most beloved American athletes in generations will admit on Oprah that he used steroids en route to winning seven Tour de France titles  . Since that career peak, Armstrong was stripped of those titles and saw his reputation slide from heroic to disgraceful for his refusal to acknowledge damning doping evidence against him.Lance Armstrong plans to make an admission about doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey scheduled to tape Monday at his home in Austin, Texas, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

In the interview with Oprah on Monday and will be  to aired Thursday on the Oprah Winfrey Network, the Lance Armstrong will admit to doping throughout his career but probably will not get into specifics about specific cases and events. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about it.
What strikes the most about all this that Lance Armstrong used to attack other cyclist who used steroids and that maybe one of the motives behind the admission that he probably cant take the heat anymore, another he maybe be sued by the big corporation that backed him up.

A possible obstacle to the confession is a federal whistle-blower case that's implicating Armstrong and his United States Postal Service teammates for “defrauding the government by allowing doping on the squad when the team’s contract with the Postal Service clearly stated that any doping would constitute default of their agreement,” according to the Times. An admission could expose Armstrong to perjury charges.

An investigation is underway in Europe to explore Armstrong's relationship with the International Cycling Union (UCI), and how UCI might have enabled or aided Armstrong's doping ring. If Armstrong provided assistance to that investigation, it likely would be considered in reducing his ban.

USA today Source

Interview with Oprah Winfrey and Lance Armstrong on doping

Lance Armstrong is interviewed by Oprah Winfrey

Clips of the Interview of Oprah Winfrey on the Oprah Winfrey Network (WHO) interviewing Lance Armstrong; Also will hear from Betsy Andreu, who testified Armstrong had doped, tells Anderson Cooper she is "furious" about the OWN sit-down.

-He told Winfrey that yes, he used banned substances , EPO, testosterone and human growth hormone -- as well as blood doping or blood transfusion to enhance his performance.
-Asked if he thought it was "humanly possible" to win seven times without doping, Armstrong replied: "Not in my opinion."
-Lance Armstrong I started using banned substances in the mid-1990s
-Armstrong drug use was part of a larger "culture" within cycling and said he was not doing anything unavailable to other
-Winfrey also asked about Emma O’Reilly, Armstrong's former masseuse, whom he sued and once insinuated was "a whore” under his breath because she said publicly a doctor back ordered a prescription of cortisone for him.