Livestrong expects Armstrong to be 'completely truthful'
January 16th, 2013
11:02 AM ET

Livestrong expects Armstrong to be 'completely truthful'

The cancer charity founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong has released a statement calling on him to be "completely truthful" about claims that he used banned substances.

The statement comes one day ahead of the expected airing of part of Armstrong’s much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey. In the taped interview, scheduled to air Thursday and Friday, Armstrong is said to have acknowledged using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career.

“This week, Lance came to the LIVESTRONG Foundation to talk to our team in person. He expressed his regret for the stress the team suffered in recent years as a result of the controversy surrounding his cycling career. He asked that they stay focused on serving people affected by cancer, something our team has always done excellently and will continue to do,” the statement posted on said.

“We expect Lance to be completely truthful and forthcoming in his interview and with all of us in the cancer community. We expect we will have more to say at that time. Regardless, we are charting a strong, independent course forward that is focused on helping people overcome financial, emotional and physical challenges related to cancer. Inspired by the people with cancer whom we serve, we feel confident and optimistic about the Foundation’s future and welcome an end to speculation.”

Armstrong stepped down as chairman of the charity in 2012.

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  1. Philip

    His word isn't worth two bits.
    For years I told you he was a two-bit doper, Laura. I was wrong. Turn's out he wasn't even worth two-bits.

    January 16, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    Yes, we all have no doubt Lance will be 'completely truthful,' as he has clearly demonstrated his ability to be honest and forthright in the past 15 years regarding the matter. Seriously?!? Is anyone so naive as to believe he merely lost his moral compass for the better part of a decade and a half, and now he's turned over a new leaf on righteousness? Pfft. If he told me that my mother loved me, I'd call her to confirm it. Wouldn't believe anything that fell out of his mouth. He just wants to compete in triathlons for money again.

    But, he's gotta pay for the dope, somehow.

    January 16, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Fred

    If he really wanted to tell the whole truth he wouldn't have picked Oprah to do it on. . Uhhhh long time ago with the help of among others a close colleague of the head of the international Olympic committee and a high profile banker we decided to win as many Tours as we could by any means necessary since everybody else was doping anyway. With resources and backing we had we were just better at than the rest If someone tried to question our methods we threatened them or took legal action against them. I still have $100M stashed I just want to go about my life as any other person. Livestrong Armstrong

    January 16, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bob

    To Lance Armstrong's supporters and sympathizers:

    Stop making Lance Armstrong out to be some kind of a martyr. He was not in it for the cancer foundation. He was in it for himself. He was worse than other doping cyclists and cheating baseball players. He is a gangster who used his money, power and influence to denounce, intimidate, besmirch and destroy anyone who spoke the truth.

    January 16, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Seamusgirl

      Nothing truer written.

      January 17, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    I love Truth! It always has a way to work itself to the surface & the light of day, even when it takes decades or centuries! Lance Armstrong's "dirty little secret" is a doozy & finally out for all to see! I hope this is a lesson to any athlete who dopes or any kid thinking about it! It's dangerous to the user & unfair to every1 involved! Doping in any human sport is cheating across the board & animal sports should just be banned!! IMHO, 🙂 !

    January 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. noworries

    Does anybody really care?

    January 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seamusgirl

      Yes, they do. This guy is now the Ponzi schemer of the sports world. They care because he bilked many out of money (I am not talking about the donors to cancer research) like the Post Office, the British judicial system, friends, synchophants, big business, and anyone else willing to fork out money for products this Tool endorsed. So folks dont enjoy being lied to AND since they cant go after all the poliiticians they CAN exact a pound of flesh from this saddle sore. I think it shows what a flake Oprah is for thinking he was so great in coming forth now.

      January 17, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. GOP = Greed Over People (party)

    If you lied then, why should we believe you now.

    January 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Lancelot Armstrong is one thing, but a man shown on stage holding a little girl "victim" viewed by over 8 million on Youtube in the past tow days issuing 23 ececutive orders regarding guns based on the idea that this living girl was killed at school is way dopey.
    Youtube Sandy School Shooting – Fully Exposed.
    News video of President Obama holding "Emelie Parker" ob his lap, on stage, in front of TV news cameras recording...has been viewed by over 8 million people in two days.

    January 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    Democrats lie too. Get a clue.

    January 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Both party liars

    "Iraqis have 9/11 WMDs"- G. Walker Bush
    They didn't.
    "I did NOT...i repeat DID NOT have s ex with that woman."
    According to the Dept. of Justice, having stinky finger is the same as having s ex as far as the law is concerned.
    Liars exposed.

    January 16, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Both party liars

    "There are no arms for hostages." Ronnie Reagan
    There were arms for hostages.

    January 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Both party liars

    "America is saddened by the death of little Emelie Parker." – President Obama
    Emelie Parker is alive.

    January 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lancelot Armweak

    He won't admit that the entire team was doped. Wanna bet? I bet Ograh Windfree won't even ask about The US Postal Service sponsored team being a bunch of dopers.
    I'll wager two-bits.

    January 16, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |