Lance Armstrong Cries During Staff Apology Before Oprah Interview

Mon, January 14, 2013 6:26pm EST by 26 Comments
Lance Armstrong Apology

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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