Saturday, January 19, 2013

Lance Armstrong - What Really Happened!

Jan 25, 2011 Lance Armstrong remains adamant that he never cheated in the wake of a Sports Illustrated article detailing allegations of systematic doping during a career that saw the cyclist recover from testicular cancer and win the Tour de France a record seven times. Armstrong has always denied taking performance-enhancing drugs and points out that he has never tested positive for them. "Great to hear that USADA is investigating some of SI's claims. I look forward to being vindicated," Armstrong tweeted after the story was published online. Lance Armstrong has inspired cancer patients around the world and raised millions of dollars for cancer research through his Livestrong foundation. How would his legacy be affected — and how would his fans feel — if any of the allegations against him are proven true?
Oct 18, 2012 Lance Armstrong has stepped down as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation. His move proves even his own charity is mad at him. Facebook: Webpage: Twitter @nmatv:!/nmatv Tumblr: Lance Armstrong is no stranger to controversy, but the latest evidence released by the United States Anti-Doping Agency makes his claims of innocence even harder to believe. According to the report, Armstrong was at the center of a highly sophisticated doping ring when he participated in the Tour de France. A week after the report went public, Armstrong issued a statement saying he was stepping down from his role as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation "to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding [his] cycling career." Shortly after he resigned, Nike also decided to drop him from their sponsorship. This was a surprising move considering the sporting giant has stuck with Armstrong through the past 10 years of controversy. Although Lance Armstrong has lived an incredible life and helped millions of people through his Livestrong Foundation, the latest allegations have cost him many supporters.
Jan 15, 2013 Lance Armstrong has agreed to an interview with Oprah Winfrey at his Austin mansion that will be aired nationally on Thursday for Oprah's show Oprah's Next Chapter. There's speculation that Armstrong will partially admit to the charges brought against him in the US Anti-Doping Agency's report.

Reports say Armstrong will make a limited confession about doping and apologize during the 90-minute "no holds barred" sit-down with Oprah. Armstrong has said he's ready to speak candidly, but after a decade of lying and not being caught, can we really trust him? Especially since he's only admitting to something the rest of the world has known for quite some time.

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