Armstrong Says He Regrets Being Discovered For Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs
NEW YORK (The Global Edition) – Lance Armstrong, one of the most famous cyclists of all time, said in an interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday that he highly regrets the public finding out he won all his seven of his Tour de France titles on performance-enhancing drugs.
Mr. Armstrong told the talk show host that if he could, he would turn back time and do everything necessary to prevent the public from finding out exactly how he became one of the most famous athletes in the world.
“During these last couple of months, not a day has gone by where I haven’t thought about how careless and reckless I was being about concealing the evidence. I disappointed all of my fans who have been on my side for all these years, and who have always said after all the allegations about me using that there was no clear evidence to prove it,” said Armstrong, adding that he hoped they would be comforted by the knowledge that he had managed to keep a good deal of money despite the recent confirmation of his doping.
“I blame no one but myself for this. It’s my fault that I got caught. It’s more than enough punishment that I feel shame for having covered up a secret of this magnitude so naively,” Armstrong said to himself before advising young athletes to be more cautious when it comes to hiding the fact they are using illegal substances.