Lance Armstrong to ‘set the record straight’ on Oprah

By on January 14, 2013

The time has come for some honest answers, and it seems as if the sports world might be getting some this week.

Lance Armstrong was recently stripped of his 7 Tour De France titles due to alleged use of PED's. MCTCampus

Lance Armstrong was recently stripped of his 7 Tour De France titles due to alleged use of PED’s. MCTCampus

After his decade of living with stained reputation, world renowned cyclist Lance Armstrong stated that he would sit down with Oprah to set the record straight. Armstrong did not say whether his interview would consist of a confession or a denial against the charges that he has used performance enhancing drugs. The chat set to take place will be interesting nonetheless.

Due to the accusations, Armstrong was stripped of his titles earlier last year as well as given a ban from participating in the sport he so loves. It was the Anti-doping agency who issued a report against Armstrong.

So far the Tour De France winner has not made any full statements regarding the over 1,000 page USADA file, but according to several outlets, an apology from Armstrong might find it’s way out for viewers to hear.

With all that’s been said against him, Armstrong will have to play hard to keep his composure in front of Winfrey in order to win back those who have turned their backs on him.

It’s not just Armstrong that is under questioning, however, the Armstrong company, Livestrong, is facing some harsh incrimination. Livestrong has kept large amounts of support throughout the years due to the company’s donations for cancer research.

Therefore, even with questioning going on about the company’s owner, philanthropists have kept the donations flowing.

At this point it is up to Armstrong to come out with an acceptable statement that will please the Livestrong community.

Even a heartfelt apology from the cyclist could bring about more support for the company.

With much speculation about what may come from Armstrong’s sit-down with Winfrey, no one can say for sure what the world will soon know about Livestrong and its creator, but all it can hope for is an honest answer.

Maybe this will transcend beyond cycling and find its way into the baseball diamond. With the Hall of Fame ballots leaving out Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGuire, and Roger Clemonds because of their tainted PED record. Maybe a clean confession may prevent them from receiving the Pete Rose treatment.

David McCaw
Staff Writer

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