Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey in an interview that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
The interview went on for two and a half hours.
It’s also been reported that before his interview with Oprah, he went along to his Livestrong Cancer Foundation and tearfully apologised to the staff. His tears seemed to trigger tears from some of the staff as well.
He apologised for letting the staff and down, and he would do everything he could to restore the Foundation’s reputation.
He urged the staff to keep fighting for the mission of helping cancer patients and their families.
The interview, that can be seen on Thursday on Foxtel, may be genuine…and it may not be.
We are a nation of forgiving and supporting people who make mistakes and then own up to it. This is exactly what Lance Armstrong has done. But he doesn’t have much choice let, does he?
I hope in the interview he comes clean with everything, and I hope Oprah does try to get to the bottom of it, rather than her usual embracing of crocodile tear confessions.
Lance you deceived the world, you let your Cancer Foundation down for years. A TV confession saying, “I’m sorry”, may just not cut it with the good Aussie public.
You’ve got money…so why don’t you start donating to your charity, and then do them a big favour…take your name off of the Foundation and be a silent donator.
Everything you ever won has denied a true athlete, a true professional from winning what should never have been yours in the first place.
by Sel Hurst