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Lance Confesses on Oprah's Couch

Terminus in WA Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 4:10 PM
Not *all* the other competitors, but certainly a large subset. It is a problem because it was against the rules that were clearly established by those that organize the events. Now, what could be a workable solution is like what they do in bodybuilding. There are the "normal" contests, in which competitors essentially bathe in steroids, and "drug free" contests. The market will determine which is the more successful. Personally, I respect the natural bodybuilders more, while the Mr. Olympia level athletes are essentially circus freaks.

Another day. Another scandal. Another high-profile celebrity sits on Oprah’s couch to express contrition and to try to resuscitate his image. Today it’s Lance Armstrong, but tomorrow it will be someone else, which is why I believe it’s time to say enough. No more free passes for our children’s role models.

I don’t know Lance Armstrong personally, but apparently nobody else really does either. What I did know was the same constructed fairy tale that he sold all of us: the inspirational story of a young cyclist who nearly died from cancer and was resurrected through the miracles of modern medicine...