Yep. All his titles have been stripped. So basically he's a cheater and a liar that has nothing to show for any of his work. Even the live strong movement he started is dropping him. Just to add on a thought. He isn't really admitting to it, he's just confirming what the drug tests already showed.
His legacy is what people believe it to be. His reputation is ruined - but his legacy and goals live on in people and to many are still accomplishments that are inspiring. You have to choose for yourself.
It depends on what he does with the rest of his life. He can rebuild his reputation if he works at it, finds something valuable to do that outweighs his drug-taking, though it will take a few years. It can be done, and other people have done just that.
We are a country quick to forgive. His legacy, credibility, whatever you want to call it is tarnished but I think people will connect to his human side, flawed and damaged, he'll probably come out with more followers, looking like a hero, again.
With the humiliation he is enduring, his motives seem redundant. He is making amends, and by the sounds of it, he is answering some very difficult questions and not holding back. He doesn't seem to trying to make himself look better, or excuse his behaviour .. he is just being .. at least, is trying to be honest.
He is even admitting to wrong doing involving previous court cases, so he is taking on some legal ramifications for his previous behaviour. Takes a lot of guts to do that .. I, for one, will give him credit for that.
If we slam Lance then in all fairness we must be accountable for our wrong doings. We as humans find it so easy to judge others but are so very reluctant to admit the horrible things we have done individually. As Jesus said let he who has not sinned cast the first stone. Lance has suffered for his wrong doings now lets forgive and be understanding how the pressures in life to succeed can push us to take a bad turn. We all do it one way or another.
He made a big mistake. Everyone will question, "Was it him or the drugs?". Records stood for many years in the past before these drugs were available. Now, when a long standing record is broken, you have to ask if it was legitimately done.
Yes, I think we should glorify those that competed fairly and did not dope, who were willing to put in their best effort and be happy with their results no matter where they placed - instead of a cheater.
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Sitting here watching part 2 of the interview and what I hear is a person who is sorry that he got caught. He is now lamenting the fact that his punishment is more severe than others who were caught "doping". He doesn't seem to understand that he is held to a higher standard because of his notoriety and all than he won! He chose that position in life and now must deal with the consequences.