Lance Armstrong Cries During Staff Apology Before Oprah Interview

Mon, January 14, 2013 6:26pm EDT by 22 Comments
Lance Armstrong Apology
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Lance addressed the Livestrong team with a ‘very sincere and heartfelt apology to the staff’ on Jan. 14, just before taping an interview with Oprah, where he is expected to admit to doping during his cycling career.

Lance Armstrong‘s first interview since his explosive doping and cheating scandal took place with Oprah on Jan. 14, three days before the 90-minute interview airs on OWN on Jan. 17 at 9pm EST. Before his sit-down with Oprah, Lance issued a tearful apology to his former staff at Livestrong. Do you think he will reveal all his secrets in the interview?

An OWN spokesperson said:

Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career.” Adding, “Winfrey will speak with Armstrong at his home in Austin, Texas, in his only interview since the seven-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsement deals after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report accusing the renowned cyclist of doping throughout his career. Armstrong was given a lifetime ban on competing professionally. Late last year, Armstrong resigned as chairman of the foundation he created, Livestrong, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in the fight against cancer.”

Lance Armstrong Apologizes To The Livestrong Office

USA Today reports that Lance’s apology was “emotional for him and the staff.” About 100 employees were present for his heartfelt apology at the company headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Livestrong spokesperson, Katherine McLane, told the newspaper, it was a “very sincere and heartfelt apology to the staff.”

Lance Armstrong Steps Down From Livestrong

On October 17, 2012, Lance issued a statement when he resigned from Livestrong:

“This organization, its mission and its supporters are incredibly dear to my heart. Today therefore, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship. As my cancer treatment was drawing to an end, I created a foundation to serve people affected by cancer. It has been a great privilege to help grow it from a dream into an organization that today has served 2.5 million people and helped spur a cultural shift in how the world views cancer survivors.”

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More on Lance Armstrong’s Doping Scandal:

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Steve

Posted at 7:36 AM on January 20, 2013  

Many of the ones he bullied and sued cried, had sleepless nights and lost money that they could ill afford. And only now, after finding out that his first O interview did not go well…….he cries.
Pathetic weasel.

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Walt Lange

Posted at 9:43 AM on January 20, 2013  

The one thing you all are missing here . The fact that the most pathetic perfect people posting here never made a mistake in their lives. People here who can’t forgive and move on, He did so much for so many cancer patients and all you can think of is the people who like him doped. They were involved with the doping and they knew what they were up against. I agree, it was wrong but, it is no different then the New England Patriots who illegally taped other teams to win, or baseball players who doped. The main thing here is what he HAS done for people with Cancer. Forgive move on and quit being pathetic!

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gary

Posted at 10:14 AM on January 20, 2013  

walt lange-the only thing here that’s pathetic is Armstrong himself.Let’s face it-even with all the good that he’s done with Livestrong-he’s done just as much bad. He actually has hurt the organization,as well as insulted anyone who has or has had cancer.(my mother included).What yóu don’t seem to be getting is people are more angry with the fact that he lied and lied and lied! The fact that he’s so arrogant about it! The fact that he threatened to destroy anyone that turned him in! Look at it from a different perspecive-how much bad has he done for LIvestrong now with all this? And as far as the Patriots go or baseball players who doped-so? Does that make it right? There are consequences to peoples actions and unfortuately when you’re in the public eye-you’re going to be subjected to judgement by the public.Whether he likes it or not(and this goes for any public figure)-once you’re in the “limelight”-you become a role model-even if you don’t ask to become one or want to be one-you are.I mean,comón-he actually said his biggest regret was getting caught-not lying to his family and the public,not hurting Livestrong<not hurting/threating others-but,getting caught.That,to me says volumes about the man and his character. Another (partial quote)-winning at all costs-that's what mattered.I'm sorry,but i can't/don't/won't feel any remorse for this man.As far as the cancer goes-he started doping before he got the disease. Doping causes cancer in a lot of cases.

 
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Kr Schlueter

Posted at 2:35 AM on January 21, 2013  

Who died and put you in charge of anyone who has an opinion other than yours. Get a life, Buddy!

 
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Barb

Posted at 10:02 PM on January 19, 2013  

I don’t think lance armstrong is sorry for anything except that he got caught and couldn’t lie himself out of it. had he really been sorry he wouldn’t have use drugs in the first placenor wouldhe continued to lie about it.

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Bill

Posted at 7:39 PM on January 19, 2013  

Now that lance armstrong has cried, I think all his medals and sponsorships should be returned.

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Kr Schlueter

Posted at 5:26 PM on January 19, 2013  

He is still one of the most arrogant, narcissistic, self-serving people I have ever seen. The ONLY thing he is sorry about is that he got caught and of all the endorsement money he lost. The only ones I feel sorry for are his kids. I think, by her expressions, that even Oprah knew that he was so insincere and still an arrogant jerk. The only reason he did the interview was to try and manipulate the public into feeling sorry for the “cancer survivor” and forgive him for what “everyone else was doing”. His answers were so fake and not at all spontaneous, honest answers. He will never come back from this, in my opinion.

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Walt Lange

Posted at 9:44 AM on January 20, 2013  

I feel sorry for you more!

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Kr Schlueter

Posted at 2:32 AM on January 21, 2013  

And why would that be?

 
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who cares

Posted at 4:59 PM on January 19, 2013  

PED tears none the less. Everything about him is a FRAUD.

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Jeannie

Posted at 4:46 PM on January 19, 2013  

Wa! Wa! Wa! Lance Armstrong. I beat Cancer too!!!!!!!!!! Stop using that as a crutch, and for your pity party! POOR LANCE, POOR LANCE! As a Cancer survivor, I don’t want to hear your s—! I feel soooo bad for the man (Mr. Landis) who came in second place due to your cheating.

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Hope Tamara

Posted at 4:42 PM on January 19, 2013  

I’m sorry but I don’t feel sorry for him.He can cry all he wants it isn’t going to change my mind.He lied & cheated for all those yrs.Alot of people encluding me looked up to him & come to find out the only reason he won the races was cause he was doped up on steroids!Shame on him,he got what he deserved & now he’s crying not cause he is sorry,but cause he was caught & thrown out of ever competing again! I don’t think he is remorsefull at all!

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Debbie Scott

Posted at 3:37 PM on January 19, 2013  

We have all made mistakes in our lives some more than others and just get away with it. This man has helped to collect for the worlds worst disease CANCER no one can take that away from him, lets think of what good he has done and not just what we feel is bad. All those who are perfect please take the stand we want to hear from you. Give him some credit for the good and do not look at only the bad, he has already given up so much, for all the good he gave.

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gary

Posted at 4:46 PM on January 19, 2013  

Debbie-he hurt a lot of people and threatened to destroy people if they “ratted” him out. He still mmakes it all about him. He won titles,fame,money,and a whole lot more under false(and illegal) pretenses. He may have helped a lot of people,but he hurt a lot of people as well-including the people at livestrong and cancer patients.(of whom my mother was one) Watch or read the interview-he’s arrogant,self centered,and is only “fessing” up now -not because he’s sorry”,but because of a PR spin. He even kept lying while his family-HIS KIDS-were defending him to the death. He may have done a lot of good,but he did a lot of bad,as well. As for his cancer-good for him-but let’s face facts-the doping(which he started before the cancer-was probably what caused the cancer. I’m glad he beat the disease,but i have no sympathy for a man that only cares about himself-no matter who or what it hurts/destroys and only cares about winning. As corny as it sounds-winning’s not everything-it’s how you play the game(including cancer). As for what he gave up-he has NO ONE to blame but himself. Yeah,we all make mistakes,but how many of our mistakes affect hundreds,even thousands of people and when we apologize-it’s because we regret our actions-not because some lawyer/PR firm told us to do it.

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Kr Schlueter

Posted at 5:30 PM on January 19, 2013  

What has he given up? You don’t think that all that good that his foundation did was to put himself up for admiration? I do believe the foundation had done a lot of good for many people, in spite of Lance Armstrong.

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laurie

Posted at 3:21 PM on January 19, 2013  

OMG wont oprah go the f away finally?????????? so sick of her and her interviews. shows over..go home have a twinkie. boss steadman around. but get the heck off my tv….and lance. you won…..YOU WON….and beat cancer..you are a winner to me. bless your heart and thank god you are alive. Oprah go interview tom cruise and see if he’s found the mothership yet…..

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jo

Posted at 3:17 PM on January 19, 2013  

i hope he cries when big bubba approaches him in prison…

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laurie

Posted at 3:23 PM on January 19, 2013  

oh okay ‘BUBBA. you’re a jealous loser. the guy beat cancer. im pretty sure he cares more about that than anything else in the world.

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gary

Posted at 4:34 PM on January 19, 2013  

not really-look up what he says-all he cares about is himself and the fact he got caught. He even said that he’s more upset about getting caught than anything else.

 
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Meg

Posted at 4:00 PM on January 16, 2013  

Interesting when he interviewed with Oprah during Christmas break in Maui. Checking your facts might be helpful!

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jeraldhanteng

Posted at 9:34 PM on January 14, 2013  

until I looked at the check ov $6917, I didn’t believe that…my… mom in-law woz like they say realy bringing home money in their spare time on there computar.. there great aunt has done this for only about 8 months and by now cleard the morgage on there appartment and bought a great new Mazda. go to……. BIT40.ℂOM

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laurie

Posted at 3:22 PM on January 19, 2013  

spell much you moron

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