News

Lance Armstrong Urged To Confess All Doping Involvement To USADA By Lobby ‘Change Cycling Now’; Armstrong Compares Himself To Bill Clinton

By Staff Writer | March 14, 2013 12:51 PM EDT

Lance Armstrong is being urged to make a full confession of all his involvement in doping by the founder of lobby group Change Cycling Now.

Founder Jaimie Fuller told Reuters on Wednesday that he spoke to Lance Armstrong on the phone last month and urged Armstrong to confess all.

Like Us on Facebook

Change Cycling Now includes former Tour de France champion Greg Lemond.

Fuller also said he had exchanged emails with Armstrong after Fuller told the disgraced cycler Armstrong to talk to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) about what he experienced keeping his doping habits a secret.

Last Year, USADA stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong admitted that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs before each and every one of his tour victories.

Fuller earlier told the 'Tackling Doping In Sports 2013' conference that he had wanted to believe Armstrong was clean.

Fuller told the conference, "The thing that upset me most about Lance was not the doping. We know how prevalent the doping was, how entrenched it has been in the culture of cycling,"

"What upset me most all the other things that surrounded him, the way he abused people, the way he just climbed all over people, the win at all cost. I had a conversation with him not long ago and I said to him it's going to get worse for him before it gets better.

"I think he's a bit delusional. He's got to come clean; he's got to tell everything. We didn't see that on Oprah Winfrey, what we saw on Oprah Winfrey was the convenient truths. And when it was inconvenient we didn't get the truth. That includes not protecting other people he's protecting. He needs to show a bit of contrition," Fuller concluded.

Indeed, it does seem that Armstrong may not quite understand how hurt the public was by his doping and lies.

In an interview with Texas Monthly, Armstrong compared his situation to former president Bill Clinton's.

Armstrong called Clinton a hero of his and compared his own apology on Oprah for taking performance-enhancing drugs to the one Clinton gave for having an affair with White House Intern Monica Lewinsky.

Armstrong told the paper, "Ultimately, people forgive and forget and remember the good stuff you did. [Clinton is] a hero of mine. He's a tough guy...and 10 years later, he's president of the world. It can be done."

Tagged :  world news, Lance Armstrong

Featured

Breaking News 03.05.15 | 09:30AM EST

EXO Fans Raise Money For Museum Honoring Japanese Occupation-Era Comfort Women

The new charity drive is a tribute to the group’s third anniversary and comes after South Korean President Park Geun Hye urged Japan's government to formally apologize for wartime sex crimes.

Hot Issues 03.04.15 | 09:31AM EST

EXO Top Forbes Korea List Of Most Powerful Korean Celebrities Despite Recent Lineup Changes

Partially due to the success of 'Overdose,' EXO jumped up from their 5th place position in last year's ranking to take the number one spot on the Forbes list, beating out other idol groups, actors, and athletes.

Exclusive 03.03.15 | 03:00PM EST

Profile Of A K-Pop Fan: Why EXO's ‘Black Pearl’ Is As Good As It Gets For For Alabama High School Student Jelanie Albino

“EXO is so talented, they can sing any song with their powerful voices,” says 16-year-old Alabama K-pop fan Jelanie Albino.

Weekly Wrap Up 03.03.15 | 08:59AM EST

February 2015 K-Pop Releases You May Have Missed

February saw a lot of new K-pop releases, some of which are making charts in Korea but not getting a lot of love overseas. Here are some can't-miss songs from Naul, Kris Leone, Block B's Zico, Lee Jin Ah, and more.

KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Real Time Analytics