January 14th, 2013
03:10 PM ET

Lance Armstrong apologizes to Livestrong staff

[Updated at 3:19 p.m. ET] Lance Armstrong was “tearful” during his comments to the staff at Livestrong but did not admit to using steroids or talk about that issue at all, according to Rae Bazzarre, Director of Communications for the Livestrong Foundation.

[Updated at 3:10 p.m. ET] We just received a comment from the Director of Communications for the Livestrong Foundation about what Armstrong said today.

"Lance came to the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s headquarters today for a private conversation with our staff and offered a sincere and heartfelt apology for the stress they’ve endured because of him and urged them to keep up their great work fighting for people affected by cancer," Rae Bazzarre said.

[Posted at 12:34 p.m. ET] Cyclist Lance Armstrong apologized to staff on Monday at the Livestrong foundation's office in Austin, Texas, according to a publicist for the foundation.

Katherine McLane did not provide any information about what Armstrong was apologizing for.

The apology came ahead of Armstrong's scheduled interview with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey - his first since he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in a doping scandal.

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soundoff (89 Responses)
  1. IvotedforPresidentObama

    Shouldn't have lied.

    January 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Stevo

    Wow. Wonderful facts. Very infomrative.

    January 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. snowdogg

    "Katherine McLane did not provide any information about what Armstrong was apologizing for."

    Then why bother to make "news" out of this non-event?

    January 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • kramdunc

      Amen! a true non-event.

      January 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just a thought

      Snowdogg, what's you take on this. Do you think he is apologizing for being 1)Lance Armstrong, 2) being Lance the lier, or 3) because Katherine thought he was hitting on her.

      January 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. barfly

    lance, lets go down to 6th street and have a few PED beers !!!!!!!!!

    January 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Smarterest Human

    This is what happens when ego meets steroids.

    January 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • I'm confused

      Have you ever met a "humble" steroid user before?

      January 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nik

    Please report on news that truly matters like the paternity battle going on over Kim Kardashian's womb.

    By the by, if Lance Armstrong truly cheated who cares? That means he was the best of the cheaters. Didn't they have to go down to 26th place for the 2005 race?

    January 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. the boss

    Maybe he should enter the Tour de Salem. That's where the other witch hunts took place.

    January 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Aava16

    good luck to you. i think its way too late for u to be sorry. anywhow, why now? you could have let this go on for decades and no will care. i dont care really. you made your money. lets all now move forward.

    January 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Emilie Carter

    "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone".

    January 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      In that case murderers would walk free, sex offenders would have no fear, etc. That's not what Jesus was talking about. First, they only brought the woman before him. Second, they brought no witnesses. And finally, only Christ can forgive sins. Since he failed to condemn her, who should? There was no other without sin. There were already consequences for her sin, public humiliation. Jesus told her to go and sin no more. Lance has never faced the facts of his actions. What he is apologizing for his being caught- pretty poor beginning to reconciliation.

      January 14, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Francisco Decastro

    He should have not lied.. But didn't he really have cancer though? Even if he caused it by the drugs, a lot ofnother peles cancer is caused by things they did or ate too.. He got stripped of his titles, and that he deserved because of thenperformance enhancing drugs. But Livestrong has nothing to do with that.. It's a cancer foundation and regardless of what happened, he is a cancer survivor. Don't get me weong though, he SHOULD have NOT lied, but, Livestrong should still be up and running after a few apologies.

    January 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LAEINSTEINAA

    Can Oprah save Rock Hudson- Can Oprah play third base for the Yanks while AROID heals?

    January 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jingo24

    What good is there in forgiving a pathological liar, he didn't just lie, he set a new record for denial.

    January 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bencoates57

    Distraction: See dog teach pup the stairs

    January 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. MrApplesauce

    Lance,

    Just go away and enjoy the money you've accumulated already.

    January 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kdmiller

    He did steroids, wow what’s new with that a lot of professional athletes do, he got caught, not right but that's the fact, no telling how many more do them. I think he did more good with the money he earned then bad. And like Emilie Carter said "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone".

    January 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
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