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March 11, 2005

DId I say Paris? I meant New York....

New York Post Online | Armstrong Backpedals

Lance Armstrong reportedly clarified his opinion on the 2012 Olympics yesterday, a day after saying "Paris deserves the Olympics."

Or, in the language of the New York Post:

Lance Armstrong threw up his arms in surrender yesterday and insisted in true weasel fashion that he's really rooting for New York, not Paris, to clinch the 2012 Olympics.

"If I were on the selection committee, I would be rolling for New York City," Armstrong sniveled a day after snubbing his own country when he said in interviews that he wanted Paris to get the Games.

Anybody got a link to the Post photo illustration they mention? They Photoshopped Armstrong "in front of the Arc de Triomphe wearing a beret and clad in a bike jersey decorated with a weasel head and the words, 'Axle of Weasel.' "

Also:

SignOnSandiego.com | 'Turncoat bicyclist' backpedals on Paris

Posted by Frank Steele on March 11, 2005 in 2012 Olympics, Lance Armstrong | Permalink

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I can't find the picture online. I blogged this yesterday after Carol Costello held up the picture on CNN. Then I saw an MSNBC story where they speculated that he was trying to curry favor with the French.

Posted by: fixedgear at Mar 11, 2005 9:46:19 AM

Is it really that important what Lance says about where he thinks the Olympics should be? I could understand if he had mounted an offensive to have them in one place or the other, but I think you guys are taking the answer to a question, just a bit too far.


Let the man ride his bike in peace.

Posted by: Tony G. at Mar 18, 2005 1:45:18 PM