By now, you know that Lance Armstrong will be giving a two-and-a-half-hour confession to Oprah Winfrey on Thursday and Friday nights Two nights? Jesus Christ, Shogun wasn't that long. No one who watches this thing will be there to hear Armstrong admit to doping. We all knew that ages ago.
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The interview that Lance Armstrong gave to Oprah Winfrey was a masterful slice of a never-ending sports-fabulism spectacle, and while it made for good TV at times, it was also nearly infuriating to watch. Armstong didn't say very much about how he got his drugs or who else took them on his teams. And after years of denial, even his admission didn't come across as terribly authentic. Never mind that he was neither contrite nor emotional; when he denied claims by a teammate that he pressured others on the team to use steroids, it was, forgive us, hard to believe. His explanation was also suspect—that taking steroids amounted to a competitive decision, simply a matter of doing what his competitors were doing. That may sound like one argument for the decriminalization of steroid use in sports, but it's not going to convince anyone in the International Cycling Union.
Here are his thoughts on the suit, cycling, and his onetime rival. A t p. To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone app. It would take more than two years of investigation, but in October , usada concluded that the U. A few days later, the International Cycling Union UCI , which oversees international competitive cycling, stripped him of his record seven Tour victories.
I know we've all hit the wall when it comes to reading about Lance Armstrong by now, but something has been really bothering me about this whole ordeal that I simply must get off my chest, so let's crank it up a gear. What surprises me most about the Lance Armstrong Tour de France scandal isn't that some arrogant dickhead cheated at riding an exercise machine, but that people were completely unable to spot an obvious douchebag right in front of their faces. What I find even more of a shock though, is people's desire to continue supporting this dickhead after it was revealed beyond a shadow of a doubt what a terrible human being he is.