Honestly

The cynical hypocrisy of Lance Armstrong continues. No dignified Profumo-style retirement for him. His disgrace as cycling’s biggest-ever cheat is now compounded by his carefully orchestrated, tearful TV  ‘confession’, already billed as the greatest show on earth, with the clear objective of seeking sympathy and even more millions of dollars from the hoodwinked public. Pass the spittoon.

Author: Janus

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9 thoughts on “Honestly”

  1. A friend of mine is a cycling correspondent. He tells me that everybody was doing it. The whole industry is complicit in the drug taking affair: riders, promoters, sponsors, manufacturers, owners, journalists, broadcasters etc. Only the fans were apparently ignorant, though I imagine many of them suspected it. Lance Armstrong is the demon because he was the most successful. He is a cheat, but he was competing with the best cheats in the world, and he won.

    There is no getting away from the fact that corruption is rife throughout professional sport.

  2. Always thought there had to be something wrong with people willing to wear those lycra knickers and pointy helmets in public.
    Not surprised in the slightest.
    About time it was knocked out of the Olympics.

  3. If everyone was at it, then the person who took the most or best drugs wins. So what was the point of taking the drugs? It doesn’t wash for me. I believe Boadicea has said it before, let every sports person do what ever they want to do to their bodies then no one can complain. If you want to die young because of the risks, there you go.
    Ban the banning, then you take the cheating away.

    On a different line, why on earth would Lance agree to be interviewed by Oprah. He’s guilty of being stupid, that I grant you.

  4. cuprum, 426, how nice to see you. I haven’t seen you around these parts recently.

    It’s time cycling was cleaned up once and for all. Bradley Wiggins is my hero 🙂 and I’m pretty convinced he’s clean .

  5. Interesting point, Cuprum. Prohibition failed miserably to control the distribution of alcohol in the ’20s just as the so-called ‘war’ on drugs has failed today, handing control in both cases to the criminal underclass. But sport? Do you really want the gold medal to go to the competitor with the most expensive chemist?

    OZ

  6. cuprum426 :

    If everyone was at it, then the person who took the most or best drugs wins. So what was the point of taking the drugs? It doesn’t wash for me. I believe Boadicea has said it before, let every sports person do what ever they want to do to their bodies then no one can complain. If you want to die young because of the risks, there you go.
    Ban the banning, then you take the cheating away.

    On a different line, why on earth would Lance agree to be interviewed by Oprah. He’s guilty of being stupid, that I grant you.

    Happy New Year, Cuprum. It’s not just a question of dying young, but in some cases dying a different sex from the one you were born. Some of the former East German athletes had terrible problems in later life, but of course they weren’t really given a choice about the drugs being shoved into them, told they were vitamins and food supplements.

  7. I haven’t really followed any of this – but I really think some organisation or another should be suing him for the refund of all his earnings and winnings.

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