January 18, 2013 |
Lance Armstrong admitted in the second half of his highly touted interview with Oprah Winfrey that the most humbling moment in his fall from athletic superstar grace was the moment in November 2012 when he severed all ties with Livestrong, the cancer awareness charity he helped found. "The foundation was like my sixth child," Armstrong told Oprah, becoming visibly upset. Livestrong raised nearly $500 million for cancer awareness since 1997 and sold over 80 million yellow Livestrong bracelets.
January 18, 2013 |
A night after Lance Armstrong admitted to doping throughout the course of his athletic career, the disgraced cyclist spent the second half of his much-hyped television interview with Oprah Winfrey talking about fallout from the scandal. Armstrong, who had appeared calm and composed the night before, teared up when he described telling his children about his past misdeeds. “I said, 'Don't defend me anymore,'" he recalled. “'Don't.'” PHOTOS: Lance Armstrong through the years At the same time, he expressed a desire to return to sanctioned competition, such as marathons, and seemed to disagree with the lifetime ban the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency handed down last fall.
January 17, 2013 |
Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which he is expected to deliver a confession to using performance-enhancing methods to win the Tour de France seven times, is less than two hours away. Armstrong, 41, sat down with Winfrey for 2 1/2 hours at a hotel near his home in Austin, Texas, on Monday, and Winfrey said she was “satisfied” with Armstrong's responses to questions she said were exhaustively researched. The interview will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network at 9 p.m. Eastern time, and can be seen at 6 p.m. Pacific on some satellite providers and streamed on Oprah.com PHOTOS: Lance Armstrong through the years Armstrong has fiercely denied using performance-enhancing drugs like testosterone and the energy boosting substance EPO for more than a decade, citing hundreds of clean test results.
January 17, 2013 |
Lance Armstrong admitted to Oprah Winfrey during his televised interview on OWN that in the course of defending himself from charges that he'd used banned substances in his cycling, he became a "bully. " And surprisingly, he attributed it to his battle with testicular cancer that changed his attitude. "I was always a fighter," Armstrong said in the first of the two-part interview that aired Thursday night. "Before my diagnosis, I was a competitor, but not a fierce competitor. Then I said I will do anything I need to do to survive.
January 16, 2013 |
While the nation (or at least the news media) continues to reel from the news of Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah Winfrey, Jon Stewart thinks we're all idiots for believing the cyclist's claims in the first place - himself included. On Tuesday's installment of “The Daily Show,” Stewart raked the disgraced former Tour De France champion over the coals. He began by expressing his outrage over the dollar he spent on a rubber “Livestrong” bracelet that is now “somewhere in his house.” “Well, I think we all owe cancer an apology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2012 |
Some are slim and Zorro-like. Others are bushy, but well-kept. And still others, like Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino's, look like they belong on the mug of a biker dude named Bubba. Buscaino's handlebar mustache, one of a handful that have recently sprouted on City Hall faces, was grown in support of "Movember," a monthlong charity event geared toward raising awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. The sight of mustachioed staffers has become common along the corridors of City Hall in recent days - Tom Selleck look-alikes grabbing coffee or whispering asides to their bosses.