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They gave Messi FIFA world player of the year awards 4 times in a row. No one said any thing about Messi taking GROWTH HORMONE systematically since childhood to boost his size. It is totally unfair to single out Lance.
Support provided by Yu Luo on Jan 27th, 2013.
Dear Lance, I'm Brazilian, sorry for my "touristic English". This message is to share with you a reflection that came to me recently. Three things are associated to your name: your great carrier, your disease and the recent events. The reflection is that these 3 things together might suggest a possible positive interaction between chemicals that fight against cells with cancer and chemicals that stimulate our body performance. Maybe your biggest victory is still to came. Do not give up, we all make mistakes everyday!
Posted by Cláudio Marsiglia on Jan 27th, 2013.
You helped my brother get through cancer - my family and I are so thankful for that inspiration. There is nobody who hasnt made mistakes - wishing you all the best!
Posted by elle on Jan 27th, 2013.
Now is the time to show your character. How you handle this explosion in your life will show you, and others, who you really are. Grace under pressure is not for the timid or weak. I believe you can do this. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to un-kink your karma and reach heights that you can't even imagine. For me, you will always be a fierce competitor and this strength will serve you well. Good luck Lance
Support provided by Patty on Jan 27th, 2013.
tbh... I don't see what you did wrong. If you were smart enough to think of a better strategy, then good for you! Part of any competition find ways to give yourself a competitive edge. It's not like you murdered your competitors. People are so uptight. Stay strong Lance, I believe in you. You are still a role model.
Posted by Savannah on Jan 27th, 2013.
Still a huge fan and supporter. You have done a whole lot more than win races. You have given millions of people hope. I watched the Oprah interview and am glad you told the truth. Do what you have to do to make yourself at peace with it all. A whole lot of us still believe in you.
This one comes from Sean on Jan 27th, 2013.
Dear Mr Amstrong, Mr Travis Tygart makes me feel as if he was talking about prohibition. And Mr. has also his. He personally excite universel hatred and wants the scandal. Do not be intimidated by this powerful organisation nor by him. (In French we say "Trop propre pour être honnête" -Too clean to be honest). Regarding the substances taken we hier in Switzerland admire and appreciate you very much. Keep your secret, they only belong to you and to no one else. Do not get unhappy because of the scandal. You should remain proud of what you have accomplished and no one but you know how hard it was. You have boosted lost of young people. It might have killed you but zou did not kill anybody. Please relax and say no to curiosity. You are a real ssportman.
Posted by josette jaccoud on Jan 26th, 2013.
I have always respected your work ethic and competitive edge. I respect you much more now for your honesty and humility. Thank you for continuing to be a remarkable person.
Peace and every good,
This message was contributed by Justin Foster on Jan 25th, 2013.
No one cares that he doped anymore. We all know everyone did it. But continuing to say he did nothing wrong, when he threatened people and prevented families from making money through thuggery, does nothing for anyone, including Lance. Unlike many people I thought he did a good job with Oprah, but to come on here and say he did nothing wrong and shouldn't ever apologize is really sad. What about the woman he called a whole because she had the audacity to tell the truth? How about the careers he ruined and the money he collected under false pretenses? No one thinks he's a murdered or a rapist, but to act like the only thing he did was dope and everyone else did it too is wrong and even Armstrong himself would admit that. He lied to his own family, his own CHILDREN about this, and you cannot simply come on here and act like what he did was the same as waking up in the morning with a cup of coffee. Please stop it.
This one comes from Eric on Jan 25th, 2013.
Lance, I accept your apology. The way you inspire me far outweighs anything you may have done. You'll always be my hero.
This message was contributed by Anthony McLean on Jan 25th, 2013.
I will always support you and I don't care what anyone says!! Do not apologize to anyone! I wanted to help myself sleep last night so I took some melatonin!!! Then this morning when I wanted to wake up real nice and quick I had a wonderful cup of coffee!!! This is a tough time for you and I will continue to pray and support you no matter what! And I log onto Livestrong frequently and regularly and will pray that it continue to be up and running. May God bless you
This one comes from margarita on Jan 25th, 2013.
You were competing in cycling with only one goal: ' to be the best'. As you were well placed to be aware that all champions and semi -champions of all times have been using 'doping', you also wanted 'to be the best' in that part of the sport. Who can blame you for that ?
You were, you are and you will continue to be a great example for cancer -survivors like myself, and possibly your Cancer foundation will one day invite you to continue to be 'their image'. Nobody can deny nor the extraordinary courage and will power you had to be a champion, nor the humility and honesty you showed to grow as a person. I am very sure that all was 'Not In Vain' and that we will hear from you again.
Thank You Lance
Thank you Lance
Posted by Lerno Frank on Jan 25th, 2013.
You have always been, and will remain to be, a hero of mine.
No matter what anybody says, you turned the pedals - nobody else.
That's all that matters.
All the best,
This one comes from Ben on Jan 24th, 2013.
Best wishes Lance. Have patience like in a race, stay in our wheel. we got you covered. Be strong and may God Bless you always! But be alert, do not fall asleep. You will always be a good man, and a great father. Business is business and sometimes people cannot see it from the outside. In Spanish there is a great saying that goes "nadie sabe lo que hay en la hoya nada mas que el que la mueve" basically it says "No one knows what it is in the stew but the cook". Best regards. The Support Network.
This message was contributed by Angel Martinez esq on Jan 24th, 2013.
In life we all do right and wrong things sometimes they come under the public scanner and sometimes they go unnoticed. If they do come under the public scanner and do not adhere to the "social norms" then they are just not acceptable. I am not judging whatever has happened with you wether its right or wrong because I am not in a position to do so. All I wish to tell you is that leave the past behind you are a great man who has done a great deal for the people and you must carry on with what you are best at "WINNING". Even in the darkest times there is always some light creeping through the cracks of the windows.
Wishing You All The Luck In The Universe
Posted by Diksha on Jan 24th, 2013.
i have seen politician, celerbrites, famous sport people done many wrongs. but who are we to judge?? he made a mistake and he conffesed his mistakes. there might be consequences , but we shouln't hate him this much . He is a great father and for the sake of his children atleast we shouldn't be harsh on him. i don't even know him that much but my heart breaks for him. he is a public figure, a cyclist ,made huge mistakes and we can't destory him for human mistakes. he didn't kill anyone he just took some crazy stuff to win and be famous may be. most of us are very judgemental and cruel in what we say to other. tiger wood screwed up big time too .. the world forgave him too. please pray for him and his family . God is the God of many chances and once he admits all his wrong doings , God will forgive him. and he will move on with his life. just pray pray pray for him. thanks
This one comes from firstname.lastname@example.org on Jan 24th, 2013.
I am watching the Oprah interview right now. What I feel is that you are under such a tremendous weight. You say you are not spiritual but your girlfriend is (or wife, sorry if I have this wrong). Lance, we all fall short. You are just on the world stage. I pray that you will open you mind and heart to the Lord. The forgiveness that he will offer you will truly set you free, it will. If you ask God to show you the way he will. I just lost a mentor in my life, Frank Pastore, get his book "Shattered". He was an amazing man and just died in a motorcycle accident. He was a professional athlete who had to live his life in a different way. All I know Lance is this is all too much of a burden. Please reach out to God for help. I really love Oprah but right now all I feel is judgement from her. I will pray for you, that you will find a way to deal with all of this. You are amazing, talented and an incredible athlete. Just get real with yourself and God. That is really all that counts. God love you and so do I.
Support provided by Jan Barmick on Jan 24th, 2013.
No matter what you may have used to support it, all of your success is also due to hard work and dedication. Your efforts on the course to improve your performance, and off the course to help those suffering from cancer are an inspiration to continue to put in the effort required to succeed.
Posted by Art on Jan 23rd, 2013.
you were an inspiration to my family and will never stop being an inspiration dopped or not
i will always wear my livestrong band with pride and courage
This message was contributed by Austin Garces on Jan 23rd, 2013.
Todas las mañanas cuando me levanto a entrenar doy gracias a Dios por tener salud para hacerlo. Desde la fecha de tu entrevista con Oprah le pido a Dios que te ayude en estos duros momentos.
Hace 4 años me opere de la columna, gracias a tu historia pude tener fe en recuperarme nuevamente y volver a caminar y a correr.
Hace dos años perdí a mi madre por el cáncer, habría dado todo por salvarla, por esto sé que hay miles de personas agradecidas de por vida por toda la labor que has hecho con tu fundación y sé que tu estas en las oraciones de todas ellas.
Hoy más que nunca utilizo mi pulsera amarilla. Si todo este tiempo has sido el soporte para miles de personas, espero que sientas hoy el soporte de todas ella y que no pierdas la fe, Dios nos da la cruz que podemos cargar, tu eres un luchador, se que vas a salir de esta situación, espero con ansias volver a verte competir pero sobre todo espero saber que eres feliz.
Support provided by Alvaro Barrera Balarezo on Jan 23rd, 2013.
Good luck in the future! I'm a beginner in cycling.
Any suggestions of good protein/carbs to eat before riding? Do you like fish sticks?
Honored, I'm sure,
Support provided by Mike Hunt on Jan 23rd, 2013.
Unfortunately, this is a black and white issue to most of the public. Well before and during the era that Lance WON his seven Tours, almost everyone if not everyone in the top 50 was doing something--at least blood doping but most also taking EPO and fast clearing forms of testosterone. Winning the Tour WAS NOT POSSIBLE without PEDs during that period. Lance, like all athletes at that time, were faced with a choice: dope and level the playing field with the rest of the top riders or leave the sport. This is what the public does not get. . . while strictly speaking it was "cheating," it was so much a part of the sport that it was a level playing field. Lance was the best in the world those seven years and his comeback story should still be a source of inspiration. I was always a Lance fan, but I also was 99% sure that he was using at least some PEDs in the off season because there was no other way to compete. The mistake, as he has now accepted, was the manner in which he attacked his accusers. My admiration of him as an athlete and a fighter has not changed at all. I hope a documentary is made some day that puts the entire story into perspective.
Posted by Jared Wilsey on Jan 23rd, 2013.
It was a thing of beauaty to watch you ride. As a survivor,Thank you for all the good you have done to promote cancer reacerch. Thats the kind of thing that really matters in the end any way. Hang tough and dont let the hype destroy your mind. Not everyone is a hater. Hope to see ya on the trails!
Posted by Ed McElyea on Jan 23rd, 2013.
Hi to Lance and to his family,
Most people can reasonably understand how winning was an impossible dream without doping during these years of competition. Protecting the lie meant hurting people- this is where most people will be less than forgiving. All you can do is to keep apologizing to each of these people and try to make amends to the best of your ability. Once the dialogue begins, and the anger subsides, there will be opportunities for healing the past.
You spent many years focusing, training, and competing. Take time to get to know this new guy who is emerging, he is going to be a great person. I think you would have been great force without winning the Tour De France- now is your time to prove it to yourself and to your family. Oprah has given you an opportunity to redeem yourself through her loyal viewers and the great people she can bring into your life.
So, keep moving forward, motivating and loving your family. Learn to love yourself more than winning competitions... it all begins when you let go of being this super athlete - we all know you are a great athlete. Now, it's time to enjoy life honestly and to move forward. We would still ask for your autograph - all the doping in the world could not produce a repeat Tour De France winner- it took very hard work and complete focus on all aspects of the race. So, let go. Invite harmony and peace into your family. The most important thing to your family is how you treat them- not the medals on the walls. Good luck to all of you.
This message was contributed by Laura Costa on Jan 23rd, 2013.
I was not a plastic fan of Lance's just admiring him for his title's, i found him really inspiring. His fight against cancer is extraordinary and you can't take that away from him and i do acknowledge it because i have someone close who has also fought against cancer so i know how hard it is. I wish Lance Armstrong all the best and hope he comes and fights fair and clean in the next sporting event that he participates in. Best Of Luck Lance. LIVESTRONG, i will always support you.
This message was contributed by AMEYA WAYKAR on Jan 23rd, 2013.
Lance, your achievements speak for themselves. You beat cancer, won the tour, and helped others with cancer just because you wanted to. You are honestly one of the elite people on the planet, with few equals. Now consider your critics, who are they? Newspaper writers? Sports analysts? Really? Who are they to call you a villain, when they have done so little good, and most likely cheated in their jobs or education before? (I mean come on, who hasn't).
Some people feel your achievements are invalid because you may have used performance enhancing drugs. I don't know what they think performance enhance drugs are, but I'm pretty sure they don't let you singlehandedly popularize a sport and help millions of cancer patients. If it was that easy, then we should all take some roids to make the world a better place. Just try naming another athlete who has done as much as you to help others, I can't. The fact of the matter is, you achieved all your major accomplishments on your own, and the drugs had nothing to do with it.
You are the Tiger Woods of cycling, without you, there is no cycling (I can't name another famous cyclist, and most people probably can't either). I don't understand the cycling association's obsession with hunting you down, stripping you of all your cycling titles for doing the industry norm is basically the same as someone taking away my university degree for copying a homework assignment. Did you hurt their feelings or something in the past? :P
Support provided by Kevin on Jan 22nd, 2013.
I have always had huge amount of respect for you all my life that can't change over a night. Just watched the Oprah Interview, I was in tears watching that interview.
I don't know what to say. You need to fight it out all by yourself henceforth I don't think so much people will support you. Keep Faith Lance and keep a level head.
Take care man.
Armstrong : B E S T R O N G
This message was contributed by Gaurav Bathe on Jan 22nd, 2013.
Lance i just want to say i am sad but it take a real man to say sorry> you will still be my hero...... when you where riding so did i , there was a group of riding that workout alot, because of you ,you made me a stronger rider THANKS Lance. i just wish i could talk to you...... be strong there are alot of good people behind you
This message was contributed by greg on Jan 22nd, 2013.
Lance, if for nothing else, absolutely nothing else in the world please know this. YOU have made a difference. YOU have helped thousands of others find and hang onto hope, when there was no hope. Advice you have given I will now give back to you, stay strong. You are not alone. Respectfully,
This one comes from Suzie Morrow on Jan 22nd, 2013.
In my opinion, you are one of the greatest athletes in sports. The level of adversity that you had to overcome cannot be tarnished by your judgment during your cycling career. You are and will always be one of the most storied Tour De France Champions of all time. While the outrage by most is driven by their belief that sport should played fairly, any competitive athlete understands that there is no such thing as fair when it comes to war. How many people knew what the Tour De France was in America before you? Yes you used steroids but so did all the other contenders for the yellow jersey and it cannot diminish the fact that you beat the best in the world, 7 times.
Your effort to bring cancer awareness to the forefront could not have been achieved without your success in sport and your foundation. I am almost certain that everyone who was quick to criticize you has worn one of your bracelets at one point or another. No one is perfect but as a true athlete and someone who has been impacted by cancer, thank you.
This message was contributed by Kristian on Jan 22nd, 2013.
Everybody knows this sort of thing happens in sports, the 'bad' thing you did was actuallly talk about it. Good for you, anyone who's shocked by your interview is a hypocrite. It's easy to be judgmental when the pressure isn't on them, and you must have had so much pressure. People want superhumans? News flash: superhumans don't exist
Support provided by JR SPAIN on Jan 22nd, 2013.
What an inspiration you were and still are ,you overcame all and gave back in bucket loads ,all the very best from Kent England.
This one comes from Richard Tree on Jan 22nd, 2013.
i don't care about drugs or doping or whatever performance enhacer you want to call it.
Lance Armstrong was my hero then, and Lance Armstrong is my hero now.
This one comes from Malkin on Jan 22nd, 2013.
Dear Lance Armstrong,
Keep strong because Haters gonna hate. You are so brave to tell the truth after many lies. You are brave because you are Lance Armstrong. Why do those organisations want to find that you had used dopings? The answer probably because they had met a lot of people used dopings. You had proved anyone can't be famous or remarkable only in one race, they need to repeat the winning to make them famous, that is the main reason why athletes find dopings as their solutions to that. No one can be famous with one victor race? That is the unbalance of the world of sport. Just chill out because you are a hero that fights cancer and generation through generation, Tour De France could not be existed, then others will forget who had win those races, in those genertion, you will be a guy helped people with cancer and fight cancer.
You are a hero, Lance, be who you are.
This message was contributed by Quynh Anh on Jan 22nd, 2013.
When I was watching that interview, I remember telling myself: That's the kind of guy who would stay and fight when the shit hits the fan. Even in this period, "the fall from grace" , I find motivation from watching and listening to you.
What pisses me off is the way reporters and ignorant people refer to you and that pathetic hypocrite face they make. As if they didnt do those coke lines and picked up that soap bar, behind the scenes, to get that journalist job. As if every second of their life, they were perfect and stood by truth.
When stand back and reflect on your story, I see a fighter! Many people still believe you won those 7 Tours from hard work, sacrifice and genetic predisposition. In our hearts, you remain the true champion!
Stay Awesome Champ!
Posted by Shekaren C on Jan 22nd, 2013.
I've looked up to you since I first heard you name that that hasn't changed. Be strong!
This message was contributed by Mark on Jan 22nd, 2013.
Now you are truly an inspiration. Thank you.
Posted by Terry Burgan on Jan 21st, 2013.
You are still the best. I believe you could have done it without PED. Everyone was doing it, you probably felt you had no choice. Chin up. This too will pass. You have come thru cancer, my friend. Success is not measured by heights obtained but by obstacles overcome. You are my hero.
This message was contributed by Debbie on Jan 21st, 2013.
Lance I was perched up on the mountain side of the l'alpe d'huez stage in the 2001 tour de france, I was just 14 years old and in need of some power, inspiration, courage, determination and energy after suffering multiple illnesses throughout my life, my mum and I were there cheering you on as you came up that mountain, I took something from you that day that has made me the man I am today, I subsequently read all your books, I kept a photo of you that we took that day by the side of my bed to remind me everyday to push myself to succeed and fight any illness that decided to come at me, I went back to school and told all my friends about you, I started riding more, I wore yellow t-shirts whenever I could and always said your name if anyone asked who I looked up to or wanted to be.
Lance, I still keep that very same photo in a frame on my desk, I have barely been ill for over 10 years now, I ride my old beaten up single speed peugeot every day even in the snow here in london, every conversation I have about you with friends or anyone with an opinion about you I let them know how much you have inspired my life and helped more people than they ever could, I wear my livestrong yellow band to show pride of being a loyal fan to you despite the tricks of the media and how they have portrayed you, if you want to win in life, if you want to succeed in anything, you have to have your inspiration and your hero, no matter what, you will always be mine mate, no doubt.
My brother has just been diagnosed with lymphoma, I got through it at a young age, so will he with determination, I just need him to believe like I do, and he will if he had the inspiration that I got from you, so I'm going to keep slapping down 'it's not about the bike' until he reads the damn thing, one step at a time, everything will be ok :) Love to you and your family, hell to the media, drew.
Posted by Andrew Dunn on Jan 21st, 2013.
Lance you are still my hero! You did the work and you earned the medals! I admire you for all the things that you have accomplished and no witch hunting committee can ever take that away! You have overcome so much and I know this will be the same. Thank you for being so graceful in the face of chaos. My prayers are with you and your family.
Support provided by Vanessa j on Jan 21st, 2013.
Lance Armstrong gave people one of the most important medicines against cancer: HOPE.
Thousands of people keep in the fight against the illness when they knew about him and all what he did after the treatment. His story helped saving thousands of lifes.
The 500 milion $ that LAF has raised saved also thousand of lifes more.
He is a winner in life and a winner helping people, and he deserves the biggest award: the eternal grateful of those all he helped.
Support provided by jose luis on Jan 21st, 2013.
Id like to say to Mr.Lance Armstrong that because of great people like you we have a chance of beating this terrible disease. Yes you did do a terrible thing but come on when it comes down to the brass tacks who isnt be it in all types of sports. Look you did it u admitted it now your dealing with it and you will pay for it, but when it all comes down to it you did amazing things and helped some many people. So this is for all the haters out there and the negitive people out there get over it and dont hate the player hate the game, Lance did a rotten thing but he isnt alone he was backed and he was funded. Far as im concerned a victim, made to win and pressured to win noone knows how hard it is to be at the top when the pressure from your country is there, so shut up your BS and yes strip the man of his medals but dont strip him of his great help and work as a matter of fact shame on you. And all the organizations that represent men and women whom did such wonderful things for people out there dont drop them praise them and you people who screw your nose up over a stupid medal or an olympic seating you should grow up and figure out whats important your stupid pride or great people who save lives I say go Team Lance.
Posted by gord on Jan 21st, 2013.
Lance. The amount of people you have touched, given faith and hope to far surpasses the people that are only now showing an interest in your life and what you've accomplished. You are a hero to many many people, including myself. I will defend your name, livestrong and team RadioShack.
This one comes from Paige Alexander on Jan 21st, 2013.
Lance, Your a hero, millions of people are supporting you...this too shall pass. Keep the faith.
Posted by Ashley Kircher on Jan 21st, 2013.
I just finished watching Opray's interview. I wish you well in the future. Stay strong.
Posted by rjk on Jan 21st, 2013.
All the perfect people will continue to throw stones when if fact none of us have the right too. We have all done wrong, but how many of us can stand up and say we have done some much good for people struggling with cancer. YOU have giving them a reason to fight and believe in hope. Life is about forgiveness and continuing to fight for a better world. I need know explanation and your still a hero in my eyes, this cruel world still needs you Lance.
This message was contributed by Mike Escalada on Jan 21st, 2013.
Lance: You are a great competitor and one of the finest athletes of our time. No one can strip you of the memories you hold, and the memories your fans hold of your wins. I am not particularly a cycling fan, but I am a Lance Armstrong fan. Truly, you are the only recognizable figure in cycling for most Americans (those who are not regular followers of the sport). The reason I am a Lance Armstrong fan is because I recognize greatness in athletes when I see it - and you indeed are a champion. I take spin classes, and whenever the gym shows your tour legs on the screen, I push extra hard, because of the steely grit of your image on the screen. You continue to inspire us amateur athletes everywhere in our daily lives.
If other professional athletes had the dogged, relentless, world scrutiny picking apart their accomplishments and their personal lives, they too, would be in the same position you are. When I was at the gym yesterday, I watched ESPN's greatest football players of all time presentation. Lawrence Taylor was in the top 5 - an admitted cocaine user. I would guess that he is likely in the Football Hall of Fame, and no one is trying to strip him of his accolades even though he was using illegal street drugs. Jim Brown was number 2, even though he has a string of arrests for crimes against women. And while Michael Vick did not make the list, he is a convicted federal felon who is allowed to make millions of dollars playing a professional sport, yet Lance Armstrong is banned from participating in all professional sporting events, even the Chicago Marathon? This country is really screwed up.
I would also note that no man is perfect, and a man's beauty can be in the manner in which he deals with the challenges that his own frailties bring him. You are a strong person and you will prevail. This is just a bump in the road. I love you Lance and I wish you well - though I think your spirit and determination will easily bring you through this. As an aside, I would love to see you run for Governor of the great State of Texas some day. In ten years, run for governor, and you will win! Politics should be your next sporting field.
Posted by Kathryn on Jan 21st, 2013.
Lance, you have done so much for the promotion of the sport of cycling and no one can take that away. You are a competetive athlete with every fiber of your being and we all respect you for that. The fact is, the culture of the sport as a whole is what needs mended- not one individual person or scapegoat. I firmly believe you are a product of your environment, and your case is no different. You will return to compete again- it is in your nature. Much love and respect
Posted by Marie on Jan 21st, 2013.
Just want to say you're still my boy!
You're still more of man in my eyes than Wiggins can ever be!
He's just some long sideburned schmuck who won't ever achieve a tenth of what you did!
You'll always be the true hero of cycling!
This message was contributed by Ben Cross on Jan 21st, 2013.
Being a athlete of exact same age I also see you as a role model still. Whatever... you still accomplished amazing things and still have an awesome following. Warrior sages have to walk alone much of the time. Before enlightenment, chop wood carry water, after enlightenment, chop wood carry water. If people are coming down on your enlightenment now and can not handle what you tell them or say, then they needn't be a concern. Hang in there please and know there are people pulling for you.
This message was contributed by Aldar on Jan 21st, 2013.
Myself...and many like me accept your apology Lance..
You have been there in many ways for millions of people fighting cancer....
It's time for us to be there for you in your time of need....
I went to Dick's Sporting goods Saturday (January 19th) anbd bought 2 spare livestrong bracelets, a livestrong shirt, a livestrong jacket...I wore the jacket out of the store and have worn it with pride each day since...
I will sponsor you...and soon enough when you're back in triathlons...companies will be lining up to sponsor you....
It's only a matter of time...
This message was contributed by Kenneth Risher on Jan 21st, 2013.
Lance, we all make mistakes - some bigger than others. Know that you have plenty of supporters out there. If your apology is sincere, that's all that matters. xx Livestrong xx
Posted by Briggs on Jan 21st, 2013.
Lance was a victim of circumstances. He is a great man. To recognize your mistake is extremely difficult. Here in Romania we are with him. We lived wonderful moments "together" in front of the TV. We do not ever forget those magic moments. GO LANCE!!
Support provided by Flaviu Bozga on Jan 21st, 2013.
you really have courage, how many polticians at the end of his life, talk and confess thew truth?, NOBODY does it, so I admire you for your courage and all the effort that you did is amazing, IF YOU DID IT ALL THE OTHER COMPETITORS DID IT, so they never could defeat you, and now what?. people from France is happy????, the stupid natioanalism nowadays has no sense, YOU ARE THE BEST CYCLIST IN THE WORLD, please dont feel bad, just feel inner peace because you confess and don't allow people to destroy you, you are a strong person and remember Mother´s Teresa words:
"...If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway....."
Please feel happy for telling the truth to the World, I want to see GEORGE W BUSH confessing all the bad things that he did, what you did is NOTHING my friend, or I want to see the former presidnet of my country CSG or current president EPN telling ALL THE TRUTH TO THE WORLD, NEVER is going to happen and you did it, so stay in peace.
You have a lot of GOOD THINGS that you did so think about them.
ASK GOOD for strenghtness because HE is the SOURCE of all GOOD things andyou DID a GOOD thing TO CONFESS. SO your soul must be in peace.
Posted by Rogelio Correa Gomez from MEXICO on Jan 21st, 2013.
I so get it. I just watched the Oprah shows, and you had my sympathy the whole way through. I did not know that I would feel that way; but I did. I have to believe that anyone who has ever had any competitive spirit understands. When you are in it, it is different. You articulated your thoughts and feelings so well.
My heart aches for you and your family. I do hope that one day you are allowed to compete again, and that the punishments are reassessed.
Know that many of us stand beside you. With love and support.
This message was contributed by Lynn M on Jan 20th, 2013.
I think we have all made some bad choices in our lives. Yours are public, but as is the public life. Stay honest and be right, for your kids and your fans. You can turn it this into something good for them and cancer sufferer's/ survivor's. Having your mistakes public and affecting your private life will be nasty for long while- make it right- do well for and by others. Don't let thepublic feed the ego and lead you down a dishonest path. You are better than that. You want to be a good man. So focus on being just that. Nothing else. You did well on the show. Now go make yourself well for your family.
Posted by Sonia on Jan 20th, 2013.
Lance, forget the 'naysayers'. at the end of the day, yes you committed some crimes - against sport. in the grand scheme of things, always remember that first and foremost you raised the profile of cancer reasearch bar none, and simultaneously raised $500million for cancer research.
you said you are a competitor - keep fighting for forgiveness, it will be a long hard road but will be worth it in the end. There are so many accomplishments of yours that transcend this cycling scandal - cling to those. spend time with your family and loved ones - in the end, that is all that counts in this world.
I, like many others, respect you more now for coming clean. You might not win all you supporters back, that is ok - friendships in life come and go, and at the end we are surrounded by those closest to us. Those idiots calling you cheat, liar etc - they have just read a headline, have no idea about the true story. You have many, many, many supporters in this world still. i hope you do come and here and read these and take comfort in that, it will all be worth it in the end. Clean soul, great life.
i salute you for what you are doing, holy crap that must have been hard. Chin up, we;re behind you.
This message was contributed by michael on Jan 20th, 2013.
I'm not an avid cycling enthusiast but just saw your special with Oprah. I truly hope they lift your life time ban, especially in other academic areas. I feel this punishment is completely unfair. Why were you the "example" and got the worst punishment? The only thing I didn't like about your interview was the way you seemed to feel about yourself. You're human, those around you on your rise to fame were holding you to expectations you couldn't meet and you made a mistake. You are NOT a bad person because of one bad decision. You are an amazing person and have done so many good things for others. Don't let this overshadow it. You still have a lot of people who support and believe in you. Stay strong.
This message was contributed by Heather Driscoll on Jan 20th, 2013.
Dear Lance Armstrong...Watching the OPRA interviews.It was clear that the LOVE of your FAMILY has opened the door for your GREATEST CHALLENGE EVER. It is not about competing.. IT IS ABOUT..delivering a message to the world, to our youths that is more important than the finish line. You have been chosen and now it is your choice to accept or dismiss ...Your spiritual connection is Kristen and she would understand exactly what is written here. PLEASE accept this GREATEST CHALLENGE EVER FOR YOU it can make a huge difference in this world......very sincerely Mike Lella
This one comes from Mike Lella on Jan 20th, 2013.
My mum was diagnosed with cancer at the age of of 30 she began a number of complex procedures which involved a large amount of Chemo and the removal of a the tumour which involves moving a large part of her Jaw during this time she read not about the bike. This book helped her through this difficult time and gave her the motivation to loose ten stone after she had over come the cancer. Your story has bought hope to all our family and even though recent events have upset us you will always be a hero in our family.
This message was contributed by James Gudger on Jan 20th, 2013.
Your goods inmensely suprpasse your wrongs; at the end of the day, history will judge for the many good things that you left behind. Still after all this storm, you continue to inspire millions.
January 20, 2013.
This message was contributed by reinaldo hellmund on Jan 20th, 2013.
I don't know you or your full story. I can say however, that I have always been a fan of yours and I always will be. Despite your mistakes you have done a lot more good in this world then most people will ever do in a life time.
For what it is worth I understand what it is like to want something so bad you will do whatever it takes to get it. Not a single person out there could say they would not have done the same thing if they were in your shoes.
There are far worst things people have done in this world and are doing. Not for one second let people make you feel that you are a disgrace. You are human and humans make mistakes. We have all lied, cheated and mislead others. No one is perfect " Those in glass houses shouldn't cast stones".
In my eyes your are still a hero and I will always admire you. Things will start looking up for you soon, stay positive!
Your fan from Canada,
This one comes from jennifer s on Jan 20th, 2013.
I think the most inspirational of your story is yet to come - So many people will be able to relate to hitting rock bottom with almost no hope in sight. If you can make a come back and do it right I would think more of you than I did before!
Good Luck and all the best for you and your family
This one comes from ECC on Jan 20th, 2013.
Mr Armstrong.....On Feb 29, 2012 I was told I had Stage 2 Ovarian cancer......I was prescribed 6 "mop up" chemo treatments in a 4month period........your story gave me HOPE and gave me confidence that cancer CAN be beat and it does NOT have to be a death sentence. I went back to work 3 weeks post op (total hysterectomy) and will celebrate my survivor-ersarry on Feb 13, 2013!
THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME HOPE AND I FORGIVR YOU!!!!!
Support provided by Kim Koski on Jan 20th, 2013.
You are brave, and the incredible good you have done for so many should never be forgotten. Your children will be very proud of you.
Support provided by Jane on Jan 20th, 2013.
I rarely post stuff online, but this post is the one that's been bursting inside of me for days now, since your Oprah interview. First and foremost, my deepest gratitude for the inspiration that you have given me over the years. I still recall the summers when I couldn't wait to come back home and watch you on Eurosport. I was never much a cycling guy, but because of you I went on and bough 2 bikes, which led to over a decade of pleasant memories. I recall seeing all the hard training that you did, starting in winter months, and all the tactics that you and your team pioneered, which lead to some brilliant teamwork. Your humble and restrained expression, either while crossing the finish line, earning the podium or mastering the shortcut over the field at that famous curve is something that will stay with me forever and will continue to inspire me. I recall you getting caugh in by-stander handbag, having problems with pedals, crashing, and always taking it on quietly and with determination to just move on for one more stroke. Scenes like "Are you coming?" look, or waiting for Ullrich after his fall were movie stuff becoming real, and it's what made Tour exciting to watch for me, year after year. After you left, it just wasn't the same anymore, with mostly uncharismatic guys filling the lens. I just watch the Tour occasionaly now, I guess because of nice scenery, not the characters.
To me, you are a true competitor, inside and outside the sport. Even if they don't let you compete in licensed events for a while, I have no doubt you will still compete with yourself. Which is what the core of the sport is.
For the record, even back then I had no doubt that you were doping, having known a bit of background from the sport - but so were most of the other guys. You were just more disciplined, systematic and eventually better at it and for the most part, although controversally, I do understand your argument about leveling the playing field. It's similar to gun debate these days - how can you get rid of them if everybody has one? Of course, some nice guys were left behind, which is not fair, and it's only right that the sport is clean(-er) now. But hey, I also earned my poverty by working honestly, and I wouldn't necessary recommend it, if everybody else is taking the easy path. Looking back, it seems that this defines the whole success story of America - be the best that you can be, and do whatever you have to get there. It's the moto there, so why all the whining? Does this make you a cheat, like they are branding you? Not by the degree that it is being portrayed all over the place these days. But this will pass, like the suffering you endured in the saddle. I guess simple-minded folks enjoy Bruce Willis jumping of rooftops and saving the world much more, since he is definitely someone who could do it on his own and is therefore truly inspiring.
I guess I don't have to touch upon the selfless charity work that you have done outside the sport, helping so many thousands. It's ironic that fighting cancer so often involves drugs and that so many cancer-fighter owe you their gratitute to help them out with that! Your work and engagement in that fight is priceless, and I don't see many other winners doing that, clean or not. It speaks for itself and is something that they will never be able to take away from you, board-member or not.
Which brings me to the Oprah interview. It was so painfull to watch that I had to watch it in five sessions. Not because of your impression, but because of twisting of the knife and lack of dignity that I feel she expressed towards you. You did it although you didn't have to (I'm sure there was backstage pressure), and you took it like a man, without winning about it. To me, this interview was the testament to your true competing spirit, not backing down to anyone, despite impossible odds. Keeping professional and not emotional, despite the enormous financial and inter-personal responsibility and consequences for you and for what you represent. I'm sure it took a lot of restraint on your part to not walk out when you were labeled as arrogant prick. I was that once, too, and it's what was necessary to get me where I am today. And the desire to win and be better than everybody else is an embodiment of arrogance in itself. Feels like America doesn't take care of its own after all. If feel this was wrong and that you deserve something better, despite some righteous wrath that you deserve.
I wish you will decide to still contribute to this sport and in time again resurface as an inspirational figure to many.
Meantime, you still have one fan left. I sincerelly thank you for how you added value to my life!
Last but not least, as you once said - when the soup is good, all is hood!
This one comes from SloFan on Jan 20th, 2013.
I watched your interview. Feeling very sad for you. Please don't let them break you. We all have skeletons in our closets. I admire your strength, and will as a remarkable athlete and cancer survivor. Thanks for all the good you have done. I will keep thinking good thoughts for you!
This one comes from Beverly Fatebenr on Jan 20th, 2013.
You still have my support Lance. May you ride again!!!! You will rise again.
Posted by Jessica Tipton on Jan 20th, 2013.
You have been an inspiration for thousands of cancer survivors! May God bless you and give you strength in this tough phase of your life.
You were, You are and You will remain my hero
This one comes from Astitwa on Jan 20th, 2013.
Everyone focuses one the one bad thing Lance did and blindly forgets the many good things he did for humanity!
Your true supporters will always stand behind you Lance!
As for the sponsors who pulled out, ill make a point to avoid their products, we will see who laughs last!
This one comes from Shaun on Jan 20th, 2013.
Maybe others would agree or disagree, but for me, this is not at all about Lance Armstrong. When will all those involved and yes partly responsible actually come forward and say "We helped keep this going..... Because we were making a ton of money." Lance Armstrong is now somewhat a scapegoat for what happens in most sports...maybe Lance should be blamed for every doping scandal now??? For me, thanks Lance for coming clean, I think it was the right thing to do at this time. Shame on all the bandwagon, lynchmob morons who think that blaming one guy for this is right.
This one comes from Canadian guy on Jan 20th, 2013.
Don't feel sorry for everything... You should still be proud! (Victories, livestrong...)
Remember that, your behaviour of always fighting back and being arrogant, is also
A part of what made you a great champion!
Also, I like the picture with the 7 shirts on the wall.
I would have done the same!
They can take away many things.
But they can't take away 7 pictures on the stage in Paris!
Posted by Gregory on Jan 20th, 2013.
Every person on this earth has made mistakes. Most of us probably have not had to publicly stand and make the apologies and admissions you are having to make.
Well done for now acknowledging your mistakes, you said on Oprah's interview it may now be to late to say sorry. I do not agree, it is never to late.
Start rebuilding, and focus on the millions and millions of people who have looked to you for support through dark times in the LIVESTRONG program. They will never turn their backs
I have always been a huge fan, and your recent courage makes me even a bigger fan.
This one comes from Greg Woodbridge on Jan 20th, 2013.
You are the greatest cyclist in history. Never forget that. Your accomplishments will be remembered long after this enhancement scandal is forgotten. Your contribution to cancer patients inspired millions. Keep a positive attitude. You will rise again.
Support provided by Douglas Burke on Jan 20th, 2013.
So? You made mistakes. Yes, a lot of mistakes. Please tell me .... which of us has not? I have to admit that I was disappointed to find out the sordid history, but I also admit that I'm still riveted to what you say. I believe every word of what you told Oprah and appreciate your reluctance to name names. Although others certainly haven't felt that way, have they. Yes, you deserved punishment, but as you say, you did not deserve a "death penalty". As far as I'm concerned, doping was part of the culture then. It was what anyone who seriously wanted to be in the standings did. You just leveled the playing field for yourself. Good heavens, you proved that in 2009 by placing THIRD while pedaling a clean race!! And I loved the tweet (arrogant as it may have been) of you on the couch with your jerseys surrounding you! They're yours. You won them. Now I only hope that you find some peace in your life and are once again allowed to compete. I love watching you, admire your heart, courage and ability. You'll be better off now that you've learned how to hold on to yourself and not let your successes (or failures) define you. You're an amazing athlete and an even more amazing humanitarian! Stand tall, my friend and know that there're a lot of folks out here who still admire you.
Posted by Barbara on Jan 20th, 2013.
I support lance as I still believe he has done more good for the sport & for his cancer charity .The treatment he has recieved has been really terrible & one sided
Why are they not also chasing 95% of the peloton from his era that also obviously doped ?.
Going by some of the things that cycling ignorant people are saying they seem to think you were doing something totally different from any other riders ! , the simple
facts are that you cannot turn a donkey into a race horse & on a level playing field Lance would still have been the best ....Deal with it !.
I can only hope that in time people will begin to realise this & begin to understand that although lance may have been hard nosed & regarded as a bully by some .True champions ,winners & achievers in all walks of life are like this & that's what makes them winners.You know he old saying that nice guys finish last !.
This one comes from Stuart on Jan 20th, 2013.
You've added character to your long list of talents! Thank you for you courage and honesty. Please know that you have many supporters and fans! As a fellow endurance athlete whom you have inspired I hope that you return to competition to inspire others! P.S. I think you still would have won a few tours without dope.
This message was contributed by Alan on Jan 20th, 2013.
I'm guy from the Netherlands. I saw you on oprah. I respect you and i will always think you are a great sportman.
I'm a big cycling fan and last summer i climb the cols as the alpe dhuez, Galibier, les deux alpes, izoard etc.. That time
i saw a lot of your climbs and read al your books. You are my hero and i will hope to meet you sometime.
Greetz from the netherland
This one comes from Michel on Jan 20th, 2013.
Be strong. Everyone knew and knows about the undeniable culture of the Tour de France. You only did what every other rider on the Tour de France was doing. I'm not condoning it but that's the reality of it. The real issue is the culture present in the Tour de France, of which you are yet another victim. Best Wishes for the future, may it bring you peace and happiness.
This one comes from John Horrax on Jan 20th, 2013.
For ever the world class athlete with 7 Tour de France-victories.
The best of a generation, in a generation ...
It is not easy to express myself in English, but in one word : "RESPECT"
Support provided by Marc Theuns on Jan 20th, 2013.
YOUR STILL A HERO!!!!!!!
Posted by Philip on Jan 20th, 2013.
I just want to say to Lance KEEP YOUR HEAD UP. You have been an inspiration to me for years and all of this does not change a thing for me. I have had many hardships to overcome and to see your dedication, perseverance and positive outlook and never taking your eye off the goal...have helped me keep my chin up through some of my own hardships. I am aware that technically you used a substance to enhance your performance...but...I am SURE that many of your other fellow cyclist are also guilty, and many of the judges "allowed" it - so shouldn't they all be held to the same standards you are being held to. The bottom line is, you still put in the time to train, to get off the couch and work your ass off for what you have. And who's to say you wouldn't have won anyway? you very well may have won without taking any substances. I admire you for your honestly, that takes courage and backbone and bravery, all traits that are sadly lacking in today's world. Also, the talk about your sponsors demanding repayment for what they paid you. I say that is B.S. because they already made money on their produce that you endorsed...are they prepared to return that money they already made off of you if they demand that you return their's? I know I am not stating my point well...I just feel very strongly about this and have stuck up for you to people around me and would to the entire world becuase you are still a quality person, who has offered unmeasured inspiration to many many people...and you can't take that back, you can't take that away and I hope that the people that in charge of the outcome of your life recognize and reward you for that. You are an amazing athlete as well, with or without "performance enhancing substances". Keep on keepin' on. You're a winner.
Posted by Jessica Tonner on Jan 20th, 2013.
I still love you Lance! What a nasty society we live in where people are torn to shreds for making mistakes and having the guts to come forward and own it. It's easy for people to sit there and criticise when they have no idea the pressure faced by riders, the culture that I am sure was very prevalent, in addition to a desire to come out on top after fighting an earlier life threatening battle with cancer. I completely understand why you did what you did, and I bet a lot of the haters get it too if they were honest with themselves. In any case, now is the time for everyone - including you Lance - to reflect on the hope, inspiration and desire to keep going that you gave thousands and thousands of people worldwide at their darkest time. You're still an inspiration to me Lance!
This one comes from Hayley on Jan 20th, 2013.
My prayers are with you Lance. Thankyou for the amazing courage and strength you've role modelled in your life - more clearly now than ever. I hope your aware of all the support you have around the world! Lots if love from melbourne Australia
This one comes from Lauren on Jan 20th, 2013.
LiveStronger my friend!
Posted by JJ on Jan 20th, 2013.
I can't imagine the pressure you must of felt to keep winning. I'm sure you didn't want to let down your family, sponsors, the "bankers", who all wanted something from you.
The pressure has to be something 85% of the world would not understand.
You are a good man, who messed up, and has accepted responsibility. You are a strong and brave man that you put it all put there on Oprah.
Keep Going and Livestrong
Posted by JJ Roberts on Jan 20th, 2013.
Hey Lance! You're an inspiration! I am sickened by this witch-hunt you have been subject to, it has gone beyond 'fairness in sport' and has become a smear campaign. I am writing this after your Oprah confession, and it doesn't bother me one bit to continue to look up to you with respect. I know those drugs aren't magic, and you worked very hard as an athlete and your work in fundraising for cancer cannot be tainted by this. I'm a little disappointed that you lied about it for so long, but in the light of your damnatio by the ADA, I can forgive this and say nobody's perfect.
This one comes from Aidan on Jan 20th, 2013.
Lance, for 7 July's I watched and believed that you were an incredible human being. Now, after watching your interview with Oprah, I know that you are. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Keep your head up, Lance, you will always be an inspiration!
Posted by Diana on Jan 20th, 2013.
I don't care what anyone says those were the best races you and Jan. Thank you for those years I enjoyed them and they got me into road cycling which I love and will never give up, it's my passion. Hang in and remember all the good you have done you have given so others could take when they needed to.
Thanks Lance one day soon it will feel like " no chain " again.
The happy cycling Canadian
Posted by Lisa McNalley on Jan 20th, 2013.
He has admitted to using performance enhancing substances. What more do people want, the man has apoligised and the entire world knows his story now. Remember one thing he canver and one the biggest race of his life and that to me is his biggest victory won. He is sill human after all and we all make mistakes. To ban him from competing any sporting competition for life I feel is a death sentence like he stated. I think he should be given a 2nd chance after 5 years he has been stripped of eveything including his dignity and pride. In ending I can just say, Lance you will to overcome this battle and still be a winner in my eyes. I am rooting for Lance. Sharon from South Africa
Support provided by Sharon on Jan 20th, 2013.
Lance, my Dad was a cyclist back in the 50s and I was brought up with cycling brothers. When my Dad got a cancer that only 1 in 10 people survive it was reading your book that gave us the courage to carry on, the courage for me to walk into the hospital everyday, sometimes twice a day for 12 weeks. Discussing the Tour everyday with Dad kept him going, you a legend and I am so grateful for you and the races you won, they kept my Dad alive, he is 80 today. stay strong you will be amazed how many people are in your corner.
This one comes from sonia Thursby on Jan 20th, 2013.
Livestrong Lance, you still have a thing or two to teach us...much respect for you..jim horne
This one comes from Jim Horne on Jan 19th, 2013.
You are a hero to me and my family. I am in the beginning stages of becoming an athlete....8 years old. Have done several 5k races and duathons. I strive to be as good a person, leader and athlete like you.
You rock! I hope to get to see you in person in an event in my life.
This one comes from Howell on Jan 19th, 2013.
My husband (who is a triathlete and avid cycler) and I (who am a marathoner) have followed you for years & years. We both lost our fathers in their fifties to cancer. When they were diagnosed, a year apart & died a year apart, we got involved with donations & bought braclets from live strong. We have followed your career, for it's entirety. We both always believed & supported you. I was hesitant, my husband was not, after the news came out that you had not been honest all this time. However, my husband & I sat down & watched the entire interview with Oprah. I have not been able to get you and your family off my mind today. I feel that you were very honest, sincere, remorseful & wish you could change things. You are and always will be heroes to us and we now teach our boys (ages 8 & 7) about you and all that you stand for. Both of our boys have started doing duathons and one of them is running in 5k races. They strive to do things that you have done and be the outstanding athlete that you are.
My point for all of this information, was to let you know that you are still admired, supported & a hereo to a lot of people. I will be lifting you and your entire family up in my prayers, as will my family. I am proud to have you and teach my boys that you are our hereo! Keep fighting and remember for every negative comment, there is at least one person, even small children that hold you in high regards.
My husband & I still have hopes of getting to hear or see you in person.
Please smile and continue to let the truth set you free!
There are so many kids, like ours, that are depending on you to hold your head high and keep on keeping on. No one on this earth is great enough to judge another. You have someone to take all this up with later. GOD forgives....what gives us the right to think we can not? Lean on HIS strength! I pray for you to feel his everlasting strength, love and presence now more than ever. GOD is great and will see you through.
You are awesome!!
Support provided by Amy F on Jan 19th, 2013.
You always have and always will be my inspiration, having had lymphoma 7 years ago and reading about your battle with cancer gave me the strength with my own battle. You will always be a winner no matter what happens, this is life and no one is perfect. I wish this would all just go away you a such an incredible man and people need to get pass this, you have helped thousands and thousands of people with Live Strong I wish people would show more support for this then cashing in on the negative side of things. You will allways be the wonderful/strong/caring Lance Armstrong to me. Take care and stay strong
Posted by Jane Wallace on Jan 19th, 2013.
Your interview with Oprah, according to the 'perfect' critics, showed that you had no remorse, you were curt etc etc.
I am not sure how much more they expected you to do and say
Your answers were to the point and sufficient
You did not point a finger or blame any one else - only your self and your flawed character
You showed emotion when speaking about the most important people in your life - your family
You also definitely have the right to remain ambitious
Therefore, I admire your self belief and pray that you find even more strength to conquer this unfortunate chapter of your life
Posted by Claudia Angelucci - Sydney Australia on Jan 19th, 2013.
Fighting against cancer and winning that battle makes you a hero. We have all made mistakes. No one has the right to judge.
Hope you find inner peace everybody deserves and enjoy the opportunity you have everyday to be alive.
Our support from Mexico.
Posted by Martha Solares on Jan 19th, 2013.
Lance is a phenomenal athlete ... In his time on level playing field he'd have the SAME outcome 7/7!! on the bully issue - he was only protecting his business & family - totally natural & normal - & he admits 2 feeling remorse for those that were hurt in the process - he has his faults as we ALL do but in the grand scheme of things he is an AMAZING athlete - I & at least 100+ friends+ only watched the Tour d France during Lance's reign on OLN - zero interest since he's left - u know media hype is behind all this - stay strong/live strong lance family & friends - u've brought much comfort & happiness & peace 2 many - believe & focus on the many positives - u have a strong deep support base:))
This message was contributed by Kel on Jan 19th, 2013.
You have let the world down.
What you have done is wrong and you represent one of the worst role models for youth in modern history.
You must take responsibility for your actions. You do not deserve to compete again. You should be happy to go out for a bike ride and find some peace . Perhaps you will ask God to forgive you.
No, as you said, you do not deserve a life sentence, however one year in prison for each Tour de France that you cheated in would be suitable.
You are a disgrace to the world of sport
This message was contributed by Ken on Jan 19th, 2013.
What people say about others seems to say more about them then the person they are talking about. The negative media and the haters of Mr. Armstrong have to live with themselves whether they are conscious of it or not. In terms of this present turmoil, it will pass. Lance Armstrong will find a way to share his strengths, weaknesses and courage in whatever capacity that shows itself and he embraces.