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USADA chief: Armstrong lied to Oprah

Lance Armstrong.   AP

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.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Even Oprah can’t ease this pain

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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.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Commentary,Editors' Picks,One Game at a Time | Read More »

Banned Armstrong says he wants to compete again

Lance Armstrong. AP FILE PHOTO/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns

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.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Lance Armstrong story too good to be true, is just that

Lance Armstrong. AP FILE PHOTO/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns

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.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Armstrong admits doping: ‘I’m a flawed character’

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Lance Armstrong. AP FILE PHOTO/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns

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.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

‘One big lie’ Armstrong says of 7 drug-fuelled Tours

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Lance Armstrong.   AP

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.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Armstrong says ‘sorry,’ accepts blame for doping

This Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo provided by Harpo Studios Inc., shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey interviewing cyclist Lance Armstrong during taping for the show "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" in Austin, Texas. The two-part episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" will air nationally Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18, 2013. AP/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns

Lance Armstrong tells Oprah Winfrey he took performance-enhancing drugs.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Armstrong loses Olympic medal ahead of Oprah airing

Lance Armstrong  AFP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Armstrong: Watch interview, decide for yourself

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This Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo provided by Harpo Studios Inc., shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey interviewing cyclist Lance Armstrong during taping for the show "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" in Austin, Texas. The two-part episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" will air nationally Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18, 2013. AP/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns

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.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Armstrong must confess under oath—anti-doping chief

This Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo provided by Harpo Studios Inc., shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey interviewing cyclist Lance Armstrong during taping for the show "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" in Austin, Texas. The two-part episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" will air nationally Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18, 2013. AP /Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns

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.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Armstrong awaits ‘candid’ Oprah interview

Lance Armstrong and Oprah Winfrey. AP

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.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Armstrong has yet more to lose if he admits doping

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Lance Armstrong  AFP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Armstrong ‘to admit doping’ in Oprah interview–report

Lance Armstrong and Oprah Winfrey. AP

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.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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