By Robert Evans: Oprah Winfrey recently interviewed Lance Armstrong. For some reason the interview a number of his estranged cycling (ex) colleagues who thought that his regret was not expressed strongly enough. Whatever your thoughts most seem to agree that Mr Armstrong has been something of a creep about the whole affair.
With that in mind, Matthijs Vlot has taken the issue in to his own hands and done some (ahem) subtle editing of the interview. Now we all get to see Armstrong confess in what is perhaps a more desirable manner. In any case, it’s a whole lot funnier than the Oprah interview.
Perhaps Radiohead’s most famous song this is perhaps the most unusual version of it to date. We can only hope that Lance Armstrong has a sense of humor – but it’s probably irrelevant if he does. Cheats are fair game.
Lance Armstrong Finally Admits To Cheating
By Neil James: The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has called on disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to reveal the full details into his use of performance-enhancing drugs following his much-publicised interview with Oprah Winfrey where he confessed that he abused his position.
After denying being a user for years, the USADA wants Armstrong to come clean with the full extent of using performance-enhancing drugs while under oath. The 41-year-old told the American chat show host that he was doping during his years of seven successive Tour De France wins from 1999-2005.
After tonight’s part one of the interview where he announced whatever already knew, that he was a drugs user. USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said in a statement: “Tonight, Lance Armstrong finally acknowledged that his cycling career was built on a powerful combination of doping and deceit.
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Lance Armstrong steps down as chairman of Livestrong and Nike end contract deal
By Lee West: Lance Armstrong is to step down as chairman of his Livestrong charity which combats cancer, this move comes a week after US Anti-Doping Agency released a lengthy report detailing allegations performance-enhancing drug use by Armstrong and his teams.
Eleven former team-mates testified against Armstrong claiming the seven-time Tour de France winner was doping, USADA has order that Armstrong’s 14 years of career results and his Tour de France titles are erased. The charity known as Livestrong was formed in 1997, Armstrong a cancer survivor himself has campaigned to raise awareness for cancer sufferers and his charity is thought to have raised around $500m.
“This organization, its mission and its supporters are incredibly dear to my heart,” Armstrong said.
“Today therefore, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship.
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2012 SPOTY Award Gathers Momentum
By Rod Crowley: In the wake of the hugely successful Olympic Games, attention has turned to who will win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award (SPOTY) where Mo Farah has received plenty of recent support to suggest that he can put in a serious challenge to favourite, Bradley Wiggins.
As far as the SPOTY betting is concerned, ‘Wiggo’ is a hot 4/7 odds on favourite with Ladbrokes, who have Farah at 2/1. They then go 6/1 about Jessica Ennis with men’s Tennis gold medal winner, Andy Murray, next at 25/1. Sir Chris Hoy is named as the next most likely but is odds of 50/1, suggesting that the race for this honour is to be between the top four in the betting.
Murray of course has a huge opportunity to bridge the gap between himself and the three in front of him by winning the US Open Championship next month.
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