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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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To: jimbo123

The biggest shame in it all is the atheletes that were denied a win because he cheated.

I imagine they will be going back to determine where he placed and move up those that finished behind him.

That may set the record straight but it will never make up for the terrible loss to those cyclists.

Lance Armstrong is absolute scum! He should go hide in a hole and never show his face again.


51 posted on 01/14/2013 9:08:02 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: FatherofFive
This is so sad. Armstrong was a model of American exceptionalism, and true grit in overcoming cancer.

I don't feel the least bit sorry for the cheating %$%##$%!!! and neither should you. His announcement does not deserve him the least bit of praise and Oprah should cancel his interview.

52 posted on 01/14/2013 9:11:40 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

You’d have to go pretty far down the standings to find riders who never got busted for doping.


53 posted on 01/14/2013 9:12:54 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: JaguarXKE

I think you might be on to something there!


54 posted on 01/14/2013 9:14:14 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Vision
"...rider blew past Armtsrong like he was standing still?"

WOW, I remember that because I used to have the video. It was Indurain and it was in a time trial. I can't remember which tour it was, but I'm gonna guess '94 or '95. In a book I read, it said that Armstrong couldn't get that experience off his mind and after the season he went to Indurain's home to ride with him and learn about his tempo technique. As big as he was, Indurain liked to use smaller gears and keep a higher tempo. Lance credited that technique with changing his ability to climb.

55 posted on 01/14/2013 9:16:25 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: FatherofFive

He’s the model of the American liberal. Get ahead by cheating and using the sympathy card.


56 posted on 01/14/2013 9:19:10 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes. Apologies to Nancy.


57 posted on 01/14/2013 9:21:40 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Very sad if that is the situation.


58 posted on 01/14/2013 9:22:51 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

very sad if that is the situation


59 posted on 01/14/2013 9:23:36 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Vision
Look what I found -- it was '94. Big Mig came up fast and went away even faster.
60 posted on 01/14/2013 9:30:32 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

yup.

I spent a long time thinking his detractors were just jealous


61 posted on 01/14/2013 9:44:16 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Morris70

No kneed to apologize - you gave it your best whack.


62 posted on 01/14/2013 9:48:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Should’ve double checked before posting.

Thanks.

Short article on the victims:
m.nydailynews.com/1.1188512


63 posted on 01/14/2013 10:53:18 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Baynative

But he wasn’t a great biker before the cancer, so if he was really better because of drugs, then it seems clear he started after the cancer.

Anyway, I’m surprised he admitted it, because I figured if he was a cheater, he also wouldn’t be able to come clean. So he surprises me a little.

Now the question is, if he was so easily able to win the tour, getting tested all the time, and not get caught, is there any reason to believe ANY of the drug testing done for the tour has been any use at all?

I’m guessing not. They all could have been drugged the way Lance says he was.

Unless Lance just is the best (at cheating).


64 posted on 01/14/2013 11:49:29 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: berdie

Well, they report that because he confessed, they are going to shorten his lifetime ban, so he can compete again.

Although why any competition would allow him, given that he’s proven that they can’t catch him cheating, is beyond me.


65 posted on 01/14/2013 11:51:59 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: jimbo123

66 posted on 01/15/2013 3:10:10 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Baynative

Words fail


67 posted on 01/15/2013 3:14:03 AM PST by petro45acp (More sheepdogs please...)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Livvies watch o....diehard 0 fans


68 posted on 01/15/2013 3:22:34 AM PST by petro45acp (More sheepdogs please...)
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To: Baynative

A Google search of steroids + testicular cancer will show articles from 2006 all the way up to present, linking (suspecting) Lance Armstrong’s cancer to his use of steroids.

No doubt in MY mind.


69 posted on 01/15/2013 3:29:20 AM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Well ....*Its not like they can take away his moon landing thingie.*


70 posted on 01/15/2013 3:30:48 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: FatherofFive

Agreed. I used to really admire Lance. Now I’m disappointed. I read about the manner in which he left his wife, treated his support folks, and denied that he doped. I always thought it was a vindictive former employee getting some payback.

Now it looks like much of the claims are true. Do the good results from the “Livestrong” organization vindicate him?

Did he create “Livestrong” to enhance his own ego or did he do it out of a genuine concern? I know that if I were a cancer survivor that was alive because of the assistance of “Livestrong,” I would care less.

If I was a competitor on the Tour de France, I’d be pissed.


71 posted on 01/15/2013 3:41:49 AM PST by Toadman (To anger a Conservative, tell a lie. To anger a liberal, tell the truth.)
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To: jimbo123

The problem he has now is all the people he smeared and destroyed for saying he was doping.


72 posted on 01/15/2013 6:18:21 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: yadent
Could it be his particular cancer was caused by his choice of performance enhancing steroids/drugs??

Could be. Could also be the years on the tiny bike seat. Who knows.

73 posted on 01/15/2013 7:35:22 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
I don't feel the least bit sorry for the cheating %$%##$%!!! and neither should you.

I have no sympathy for Armstrong. I was proud of America, like when Jesse Owens won in Germany.

74 posted on 01/15/2013 7:39:03 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Toadman
Agreed. I used to really admire Lance.

I was riding with my brother-in-law in Albuquerque years ago. I was struggling to keep up with him on a hill. This group of riders blow by us like we were standing still. It was Lance training. Amazing athlete. My BIL is a much better rider and he took off in pursuit. Couldn't get close.

75 posted on 01/15/2013 7:48:15 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Baynative

Yea, that was it.


76 posted on 01/15/2013 11:26:20 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Daffynition

77 posted on 01/15/2013 8:30:52 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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