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August 25, 2005

Armstrong to appear on Larry King Live to discuss L'Equipe allegations

Seven-time Tour winner Lance Armstrong will appear on CNN's Larry King Live tonight, to discuss the L'Equipe story from earlier this week. It airs from 9 p.m.-10 p.m. Eastern time.

You can submit questions on the Larry King Live home page.

Update: Bob Costas will be the interviewer, so Armstrong shouldn't get a lot of "What do you think of Ashlee Simpson?" questions.


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Posted by Frank Steele on August 25, 2005 in Doping, Lance Armstrong, Top Stories | Permalink


Jean-Marie Leblank, L'Equipe and the Ture de France are a bunch of cry-babies. Their hatred for the United States and anyone or anything it stands for comes to the forefront, and, as far as I'm concern the United States should sanction this socialist country and completely cut them off! That's my opinion.


Posted by: David at Aug 25, 2005 4:51:20 PM

PapaCool shouts slander and hopes that Lance wins the eventual lawsuit!

Posted by: PapaCool at Aug 25, 2005 5:46:49 PM


Posted by: David at Aug 25, 2005 4:51:20 PM"

That's very mature of you. So from now on, the top US bikers instead of doing le tour will have to settle with Tour Le Nebraska?

"PapaCool shouts slander and hopes that Lance wins the eventual lawsuit!"

Suing for slander is the ultimate crybaby move. There is ample grounds to suspect Armstrong for doping, and as a public figure he is free to excercise his first amendment rights for his defence. And being the big wig that he is, he even gets excusive CNN airtime to do that. Few are so lucky.

If Armstrong had not chosen to rely on known doping providers such as Dr. Ferrari, years after he had become controversial, Lance might have something to gripe about.

But he did rely on Ferrari, and the public should be able to comment on something that walks, quacks, looks, etc. like a duck.

You can nuke France all you want. That doesn't remove Artmstrong's association with doctor "Dope" Ferrari.

Posted by: obs at Aug 26, 2005 2:57:32 PM

Has anyone heard anything about Lance competing in the race across America next year? I rec'd an email about that last nite. I wonder if he'd be doing it as a soloist or part of a team?
there's info at www.raceacrossamerica.org

Posted by: brett at Aug 28, 2005 7:34:16 PM

OBS tells us: "There is ample grounds to suspect Armstrong for doping..."

I think it's fair to say that Armstrong has been the most tested cyclist over the past seven years. After all they test whoever wins the stage, wears the yellow jersey and at random--and Armstrong has never tested positive. So now some yahoo publication tests some frozen B sample urine from '99 that may or may not be Armstrong's. The tests were not performed according to accepted protocol. If Lance cheated he deserves to face the consequences, but it has to be proved according to accepted standards and that hasn't happened. And if we are going to go back 6 years then why not go back to Indurain and Hinault?

"And being the big wig that he is, he even gets excusive CNN airtime to do that. Few are so lucky."

A little resentful are we?

Posted by: jasper at Aug 30, 2005 7:55:58 PM

What needs to be said about the unbelievably, unethical allegations concerning Lance Armstrong in the 1999 TdF is that it is just as wrong for “journalist” or “reporters” to single out and go after an athlete by fabricating a doping allegation as it is for an athlete to dope to gain advantage in order to win a race.

A “reporter” is not justified in breaking the rules of ethics in creating an allegation that he thinks is true just as a cyclist cannot break the rules of ethics in competition by doping.

L’ Equipe has proven that they are what they accuse Lance Armstrong of being.

Lance comes out on top, again.

Collierville, TN

Posted by: Corbin at Sep 9, 2005 9:09:27 PM

why should lance go to retiring if he still can get one more title in tour de france. thank you god bless cxian from philippines

Posted by: cxiancasayuran at Oct 3, 2005 5:22:35 AM