The Biggest Mistake Lance Armstrong Made in His Cheating Scandal
Lance Armstrong was once looked at as an American hero. After battling and beating cancer in the mid-1990s, he went on to win the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times, only to see those wins vacated years later after a doping scandal that rocked the sports world, a scandal that is about to become a very big topic of conversation as ESPN rolls out a documentary on Armstrong following the success of The Last Dance.
Sports fans will forgive just about anything, even cheating in some cases, as long as they’re treated with respect and aren’t constantly lied to. But Lance Armstrong lied year after year after year about the allegations and he knows that he didn’t treat people respectfully during the scandal, which is one of his biggest regrets.
When did Lance Armstrong finally admit to doping?
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As Lance Armstrong continued to win the Tour de France year after year in the late 1990s and early 2000s, rumors began to swirl that he had been doping, rumors that obviously turned out to be true. However, Armstrong refused to admit to anything and constantly denied accusations that he had used illegal substances, even filing a lawsuit in an attempt to get the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to stop pursuing a case against him, which obviously did no good as he was officially charged with doping in August 2012. At the time, Armstrong said he would not ...
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