Oprah – Armstrong – Armstrong – Oprah… In a No-Holds Barred Interview

by Shannonn Kelly
04:11AM, EST, January 09, 2013

Thank goodness for that old David Letterman joke. It helps make this post a little lighter.

Lance Armstrong 7-time Tour de France Cheater chokes on humble pie...
Lance Armstrong 7-time Tour de France Cheater chokes on humble pie…

Earlier today, according to 60 Minutes Sports:

The reported (head) of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency told (a) show representative for Oprah that Armstrong offered the agency a “donation” in excess of $150,000 several years before an investigation by the organization led to the loss of Armstrong’s Tour de France titles.

Nothing disgusted me more last October than reading about Lance Armstrong and his fall from grace in the biking world.

I never liked the guy. His ego was off the charts. I felt he was patently disingenuous. So when the news hit, I closely watched (with a bit of delight) as he crumbled hard from his ill-gotten pedestal.

I hated the fact that Armstrong made it sound like the French were unappreciative of his Tour de France records and that they didn’t deserve such a superstar like him amongst them. Continue reading “Oprah – Armstrong – Armstrong – Oprah… In a No-Holds Barred Interview”

Gears Not The Only Thing Stripped for Lance Armstrong

by Shannonn Kelly
3:26PM, EST, October 22, 2012

Lance Armstrong – clipped and stripped of all Tour de France Titles

A story I’ve been following for a long time has finally landed with a bomb. Lance Armstrong  has been stripped of all his Tour de France titles. This is a massive fall from grace. Worse than the Lewinsky scandal with former US President Bill Clinton who, has since bounced back by working his ass off to be forgiven by the public.

Armstrong was charged and found guilty of using illicit performance enhancing drugs. Today, the “Union Cycliste International (UCI), the sports governing body, accepted the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) verdict and confirmed both the lifetime ban and the stripping of all titles since August 1998.

Armstrong who survived cancer became a hero to many and applauded for being a ‘fighter’ with all of Hollywood rallying around him. Even though he was not a movie star he had connections via BFF Matthew McConaughey and high profile exGF and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow.

The fact that he came back from that cancer to go on and win 3rd Place at the 2009 Tour de France made him somewhat of a mortal Superman. He has been stripped of all Tour de France titles for the years 1999 to 2005.

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