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Lance Armstrong confesses to Oprah Winfrey: report
NY Post ^ | 1/14/13 | AP

Posted on 01/14/2013 4:32:21 PM PST by jimbo123

A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

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1 posted on 01/14/2013 4:32:29 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Adds a whole new meaning to that “Livestrong” thing.


2 posted on 01/14/2013 4:35:54 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (HealthCare IS NOT a right. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is.)
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To: jimbo123

for some reason, I’m reminded of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc


3 posted on 01/14/2013 4:38:08 PM PST by bigbob
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To: jimbo123
This is so sad. Armstrong was a model of American exceptionalism, and true grit in overcoming cancer.

Will be interested in seeing the particulars.

4 posted on 01/14/2013 4:41:57 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: jimbo123
This is so sad. Armstrong was a model of American exceptionalism, and true grit in overcoming cancer.

Will be interested in seeing the particulars.

5 posted on 01/14/2013 4:42:12 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: jimbo123

How many years has he flipped the bird at those who supported him, his causes and, of course, his protestations of innocence?

It isn’t he is admitting it now — it is he DID it and the LIED about it and LET PEOPLE BELIEVE HIM!

he can go straight to hell.


6 posted on 01/14/2013 4:43:33 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: jimbo123

There are many worthwhile charities. Hopefully money will go to them, and not his sham.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 4:45:07 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: jimbo123

My twitter feed:

#OtherLanceArmstrongConfessions In England they called me Sir Lance Armstrong. My aide said “Mr. Armstrong has no titles” AND I KICKED HIM

#OtherLanceArmstrongConfessions My friends bet with me, things get intense, and someone says, “You don’t have the balls” It’s OK GUYS really

#OtherLanceArmstrongConfessions One Sheryl said “I don’t mean to needle you...but...” and I PUNCHED HER. #hodgster

#OtherLanceArmstrongConfessions I’m thinking of changing my website to Livedoped #MightWork #hodgster

#OtherLanceArmstrongConfessions After all my wins got taken away I’m changing my name to “*” to get them back #AHA! #hodgster #AWESOME

#OtherLanceArmstrongConfessions Ironically, I’ve never been jousting.

#OtherLanceArmstrongConfessions “Everyday is a Winding Road” unless I’m straight doped up #hodgster

#OtherLanceArmstrongConfessions I sing Sheryl Crowe’s song “Arm you Strong Enough to be My Man.” She gets real pissed.

#OtherLanceArmstrongConfessions Sheryl Crowe says “All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun” but sometimes she throws lamps at me #hodgster

#OtherLanceArmstrongConfessions I’ve ridden my bike without the saddle #ouch

#OtherLanceArmstrongConfessions My legs are actually the strong parts #hodgster


8 posted on 01/14/2013 4:45:44 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: jimbo123
What a sissy-boy to go on that racist, man-hating monster's show to confess that he broke the law for years. How about a manly news conference without her opinions.

That Doprah hasn't showcased a decent white male on her show since she started.

What a jerk!

9 posted on 01/14/2013 4:46:57 PM PST by laweeks
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To: jimbo123

Cycling should be finished as a legitimate sport. It sounds like everyone is cheating and they can’t prove anything.


10 posted on 01/14/2013 4:48:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: jimbo123

Now if only Oprah can get her messiah Obama to admit he was born in Kenya...Oh wait, he already did.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 4:50:56 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: jimbo123

Armstrong was the system...


12 posted on 01/14/2013 4:53:10 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: jimbo123

Another dark day in the annals of dark days.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 4:55:17 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Better safe than sorry.)
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To: jimbo123

I can’t for the life of me understand why he is doing this.


14 posted on 01/14/2013 4:59:31 PM PST by berdie
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To: berdie

I don’t know if this really makes sense, but what I read is they thought this admission would help the damage to his charity Livestrong.


15 posted on 01/14/2013 5:02:42 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He’s going to be special guest referee at Wrestlemania.


16 posted on 01/14/2013 5:09:14 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: berdie

Celebrity Apprentice...Living as Lance.....Being Armstrong...just think of the possibilities available with our wonderful low-information-voter-friendly-media...


17 posted on 01/14/2013 5:10:01 PM PST by Quanah
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To: laweeks

He is a liberal, what do you expect.


18 posted on 01/14/2013 5:11:36 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: jimbo123

Ah’m shocked I tell ya shocked/sarc
Did Oprah kiss and make it better?


19 posted on 01/14/2013 5:17:01 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jimbo123
He built his success on fraud and deception. Much like politicians and the financial markets.

He should be apologizing to Greg Lemond.


20 posted on 01/14/2013 5:17:08 PM PST by Theoria
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To: jimbo123

I had a bike when I was a kid. Then I got old enough to buy a car.


21 posted on 01/14/2013 5:18:04 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: jimbo123

I don’t know if he’s guilty or innocent, but why would he confess on a talk show? Sounds more like pumping the ratings.


22 posted on 01/14/2013 5:18:32 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Theoria
I live in the Minneapolis area, and one day while riding my bike, Greg Lemond passed me. His legs were huge.

Lance: gets cancer, dumped wife for nurse. Dumped nurse for another. Takes up with Sheryl Crow, until she gets cancer and he dumps her.

What happens in our private life, shows what kind of a person we are in our public life. I always like Jan Ulrich. screw you Lance.

23 posted on 01/14/2013 5:21:49 PM PST by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: jimbo123

Armstrong is a sociopath and should quit fooling around with bicycles and go into politics like most successful sociopaths do.


24 posted on 01/14/2013 5:22:30 PM PST by zagger
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To: skr
I don’t know if he’s guilty or innocent,

The fact that he confessed might be a clue. Just sayin'

25 posted on 01/14/2013 5:23:28 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: jimbo123

Now there are two people I care nothing about....


26 posted on 01/14/2013 5:23:57 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: zagger
"...should quit fooling around with bicycles and go into politics like most successful sociopaths do."

I have a strong suspicion that after laying low for a few years that is exactly what he will do.

27 posted on 01/14/2013 5:32:14 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: freedumb2003

he’s Much worse than Nancy Kerigan.


28 posted on 01/14/2013 5:36:52 PM PST by Morris70
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To: FatherofFive

Could it be his particular cancer was caused by his choice of performance enhancing steroids/drugs??


29 posted on 01/14/2013 5:43:59 PM PST by yadent
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To: jimbo123

He chose the right venue. Does anyone watch Big O other than the rent-an-audience (expecting some free stuff), the camera crew, and perverts that couldn’t get on Ricki Lake?


30 posted on 01/14/2013 5:47:39 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet
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To: jimbo123
If the world wants to condemn Armstrong, then strip every stage win and every TDF win from 1990 onwards from those who participated and then I might give a damn........

What the average person doesn't know is that Armstrong doesn't even place in the top 30 of current stage winners in the TDF......

31 posted on 01/14/2013 5:55:08 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: freedumb2003

“It isn’t he is admitting it now — it is he DID it and the LIED about it and LET PEOPLE BELIEVE HIM!”

And to add insult to injury,he ‘fessed up to OPRAH for heaven’s sake.

Oprah !

.


32 posted on 01/14/2013 5:55:44 PM PST by Mears
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To: yadent; nutmeg; whattajoke; Aeronaut; jern; concentric circles; Petronski; Voss; Drango; glorgau; ..

Bike Ping

"Could it be his particular cancer was caused by his choice of performance enhancing steroids/drugs??"

Now that's question I've never heard.

33 posted on 01/14/2013 5:56:44 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: jimbo123; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Evidently, Lance's PR advisers advised Lance to jump on Oprah's couch in order to enhance his likeability factor.
(Photograph for illustrative purposes only.)


34 posted on 01/14/2013 5:57:04 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: jimbo123

This really hits me in the gut because I supported him all these years thinking he was either being set up, harassed or blackmailed. After all he passed a whole lot of tests over the last 10 years?

And Dopera too...now I wonder if he sits down to pee?


35 posted on 01/14/2013 5:59:02 PM PST by exPBRrat
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To: Theoria
He should be apologizing to Greg LeMond.

Thank you. I competed against Greg LeMond. When I knew him he was a true sportsman. Greg took a lot of heat in 2001 after he said it was troubling that Lance continued to associate with Dr.Ferrari. He was villainized and attacked by Lance and Lance's followers, but it went far further than that. He was attacked by even the head of the UCI. It should now be clear to all that Greg LeMond was trying to keep the sport from descending into this horrible mess.

Lance would have never been caught if he hadn't been such a jerk to almost everyone around him. Lance was caught because scores of people just couldn't take his antics anymore.

36 posted on 01/14/2013 5:59:59 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Baynative
"Could it be his particular cancer was caused by his choice of performance enhancing steroids/drugs??"

No, Lance didn't start doping until they started racing in Europe and wanted to keep up- long after the cancer comeback.
37 posted on 01/14/2013 6:04:50 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: jimbo123

Sports are entertainment, you were entertained... get over it. It’s not like these sporting events really matter to anyone or have life changing impact on anything. This entire conversation is a waste of time.


38 posted on 01/14/2013 6:05:20 PM PST by vet7279
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To: exPBRrat

I wanted to believe too for a very long time.

I know a fellow who is really into cycling and knows a lot about it. A few years ago he convinced me it was impossible that Armstrong did not dope. I did not want to believe it but the way he explained it was totally convincing. Looks like he was right.


39 posted on 01/14/2013 6:09:51 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: BarbM

Jan Ullrich doped as well.


40 posted on 01/14/2013 6:19:16 PM PST by FewsOrange
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To: eartrumpet

Too funny!


41 posted on 01/14/2013 6:23:34 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: jimbo123
AP story cries for an editor:
Diagnosed with testicular cancer in October 1996,
the disease soon spread to his lungs and brains.

42 posted on 01/14/2013 6:40:29 PM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: bigbob

That was a howler!


43 posted on 01/14/2013 6:43:28 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: jimbo123

I must say that the excuses for Lancey offered on these pages in the past couple months, offered oftentimes quite violently, by the members of the Lance and Cheryl Fan Club (I know the official name is a little out of date, but we’ll get around to updating it very soon) those excuses have been quite educational while being entertaining at almost the same time:

(1) Everybody does it (Klintonian.)

(2) Sports are shoe biz, therefore ethics don’t apply.

(3) Lancey passed all tests in the past 10 years.

The proponents of the last excuse must be saintly citizens who all come to full stops at all street STOP signs, drive under the posted speed limit all the time, and never ever cheated in high school (that is if they ever attended one), because they don’t seem to realize that the very purpose of cheating is, HOW SHOCKING, SHIRLEY! it is to, to... get away with it, imagine that!


44 posted on 01/14/2013 6:44:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Vision
Wasn't he already riding in Europe with Motorola and (then) under contract with Cofidis when he was diagnosed? I remember a dust up when they either cut him or offered him a no salary performance based contract and he quit which (I think) led to the Postal Service team.

My memory is shaky, but I think he had been moving up in status for a couple of years and aready won the Worlds and a few one day classics.

45 posted on 01/14/2013 6:46:59 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Vision
Lance wasn't doping before his testicular cancer? That's not what I've heard...

From Selena Roberts and SI:

According to Dr. Donald Catlin’s estimate, his lab at UCLA performed more than two dozen tests of Armstrong between 1990 and 2000. In May 1999, USA Cycling sent a formal request to Catlin for past test results – specifically, testosterone-epitestosterone (T:E) ratios – for a cyclist identified by a source with knowledge of the request as Lance Armstrong. Three results indicated high T:E ratios, specifically: a 9.0-to-1 ratio from a sample collected on June 23, 1993; a 7.6-to-1 from July 7, 1994; and a 6.5-to-1 from June 4, 1996.

Roberts and Epstein report: “Most people have a ratio of 1-to-1. Prior to 2005, any ratio above 6.0-to-1 was considered abnormally high and evidence of doping; in 2005 that ratio was lowered to 4.0-to-1. But the high ratios had not led to sanctions. In his letter Catlin did not address the 6.5-to-1 result, but he wrote that he had attempted confirmation (a required step) on the 9.0-to-1 and 7.6-to-1 samples, and ‘in both cases the confirmation was unsuccessful and the samples were reported negative.’ ”

And don't forget the Strock v. USA Cycling/Rene Wenzel case.

46 posted on 01/14/2013 7:00:39 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Baynative
I believe you're correct.

I'll try to go back and read Hamilton's book. When the initial team was being put together for the TdF the group started racing in Europe, and they were getting killed. It took the group, collectively, a while to figure out why they rocked the US but were finishing last over there (they weren't doping). Since Armstrong was the star then maybe he wasn't involved with that.

Just curious, what race or TdF stage was it when that iconic rider blew past Armtsrong like he was standing still?

47 posted on 01/14/2013 7:22:13 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Third Person
According to Dr. Donald Catlin’s estimate, his lab at UCLA performed more than two dozen tests of Armstrong between 1990 and 2000. In May 1999, USA Cycling sent a formal request to Catlin for past test results – specifically, testosterone-epitestosterone (T:E) ratios – for a cyclist identified by a source with knowledge of the request as Lance Armstrong. Three results indicated high T:E ratios, specifically: a 9.0-to-1 ratio from a sample collected on June 23, 1993; a 7.6-to-1 from July 7, 1994; and a 6.5-to-1 from June 4, 1996.

Roberts and Epstein report: “Most people have a ratio of 1-to-1. Prior to 2005, any ratio above 6.0-to-1 was considered abnormally high and evidence of doping; in 2005 that ratio was lowered to 4.0-to-1. But the high ratios had not led to sanctions. In his letter Catlin did not address the 6.5-to-1 result, but he wrote that he had attempted confirmation (a required step) on the 9.0-to-1 and 7.6-to-1 samples, and ‘in both cases the confirmation was unsuccessful and the samples were reported negative.’ ”


Well done.
48 posted on 01/14/2013 7:24:19 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision
Another interesting tidbit from the VeloNews Strock article:

"Strock and Kaiter have continuously maintained that Wenzel, team soigneur Angus Fraser and another U.S. team coach had on several occasions injected riders with cortisone, treated them with other steroids (corticoids and anabolics) and provided them with amphetamines and other possible performance-enhancing drugs during the 1990 season in the U.S. and Europe. That other U.S. coach remains unnamed in the suit, but former U.S. national team coach Chris Carmichael reportedly settled out-of-court with plaintiffs in the case in late 2000 or early 2001. Carmichael has repeatedly declined to comment on questions about an out-of-court settlement."

49 posted on 01/14/2013 7:38:12 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Morris70

Do you mean Tonya Harding?


50 posted on 01/14/2013 8:38:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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