Last night, CNN aired part one of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with American cyclist Lance Armstrong. Here’s an excerpt:
Oprah Winfrey: Did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance?
Lance Armstrong: “Yes.”
Was one of those banned substances EPO?
Did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance?
Did you ever use any other banned substances such as testosterone, cortisone or Human Growth Hormone?
In all seven of your Tour de France victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope?
Armstrong critics say he is still spinning the story, and only made a partial confession. From the interview, it was apparent that Armstrong was still blaming others. He was doping, he said, because everyone was doing it.
In fact, he said that he developed a “ruthless and relentless” attitude when he was diagnosed at cancer at age 25. My guess is that Armstrong’s ruthlessness and relentlessness, along with his lying and bullying, are not the result of cancer.
For extensive coverage on CNN, see:
The second part of the Oprah Winfrey interview airs tonight on CNN.
Thanks to the Lovefraud reader Aeylah for finding this great article by sportswriter Dan Wetzel. He says:
It’s not about the bike, indeed. This was about Lance’s sociopathic spectacle.
Read Lance Armstrong, arrogant and unaware, did little to repair his image in mea culpa with Oprah, on sports.Yahoo.com.