US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart says Lance Armstrong lied in his confessional interview with Oprah Winfrey, and the shamed cyclist has until February 6 to “cooperate fully” if he wants to lessen his life ban.
By Sev Sarmenta
TWO of the cardinal rules of crisis communication and reputation management are to tell the truth early and, often, to minimize the damage a scandal or disaster could inflict on a person or organization.
Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong, shorn of cycling’s greatest prizes and expelled from sport, wants to compete again and doesn’t believe he deserved the “death penalty” of a life ban.
The formerly defiant Lance Armstrong once said, “As long as I live, I will deny ever doping,” but sitting face to face with Oprah Winfrey in an interview that was broadcast on Thursday, he reversed course.
By Jim Litke
Lance Armstrong finally admitted it. He doped. He was light on the details and didn’t name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. And he was certain his “fate was sealed” when longtime friend, training partner and trusted lieutenant George Hincapie, who was along for the ride on all seven of Armstrong’s Tour de France wins from 1999-2005, was forced to give him up to anti-doping authorities.
By Rebecca Bryan
Lance Armstrong admitted his seven Tour de France titles were fueled by an array of drugs, reversing years of denials in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast Thursday.
Lance Armstrong tells Oprah Winfrey he took performance-enhancing drugs.
Lance Armstrong was stripped of his 2000 Olympic bronze medal hours before the airing Thursday of his eagerly-awaited tell-all interview with US talkshow queen Oprah Winfrey.
By Jim Litke
, Jim Vertuno
Lance Armstrong says viewers can judge for themselves how candid he was in his interview with Oprah Winfrey. “I left it all on the table with her and when it airs the people can decide,” he said in a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Lance Armstrong must confess to doping under oath and aid the fight against cheating if he hopes to mitigate his life ban, World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman said Tuesday.
Out for a Sunday morning jog in bright sunshine, Lance Armstrong hardly looked like a man about to finally confront the doping scandal that has shadowed his storied career like an angry storm cloud.
By Chantal Valery
The cyclist Lance Armstrong could lose much more than his already ravaged reputation if he confesses to doping this week during a television interview with Oprah Winfrey — he could end up in jail.
Lance Armstrong plans to admit to doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that will be taped on Monday at the disgraced cyclist’s home in Austin, Texas, USA Today reported.