Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Oprah interviews Lance Armstrong

Personally guarding the recordings of her interview with Lance Armstrong, Oprah returned home to Chicago. This interview, expanded to 2 evenings, will have a major impact on several things - doping in the world of sports and Oprah's ratings. In some ways doping and sports are like a soap opera. They are all built on an initial lie that grows until the truth is revealed. There are those who followed Lance Armstrong, and others like myself who never connected - not with the sport of racing but with him. Something always seemed off with his energies.

Oprah extends Lance Armstrong interview to two nights   Washington Post - January 16, 2013
Hearing the media drumbeat grow louder and louder, Oprah Winfrey has decided to stretch her Lance Armstrong interview from one night to two. So clear your calendar for Thursday at 9 p.m. (as originally announced) - and now also Friday at 9 - for "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" on OWN network. The cyclist will address the alleged doping scandal that has plagued his career.

  To Armstrong's critics, doping admission would be sweet   CNN - January 16, 2013
They were the liars. The "trolls." The bitter, vindictive and jealous. They were Lance Armstrong's first and fiercest critics, frequently castigated by the once-dominant athlete and celebrity cancer survivor, shunned by sponsors, race organizers and many of the cyclist's loyal followers.

Experts: Lance Armstrong confession could cost him tens of millions in civil claims   MSNBC - January 16, 2013
Lance Armstrong may not face criminal charges for admitting to doping, but fending off millions in civil claims could be tougher than climbing the Col du Tourmalet, experts say. His reported confession to Oprah Winfrey is likely to bolster a whistleblower lawsuit that has caught the feds' attention, demands for refunds of prize and bonus money, even potential defamation actions by critics he viciously attacked.