General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Genes Extras

Genes Reunited subscription bonuses

As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.

Take me to Genes Extras


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts


ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


SueMaid Report 18 Jan 2013 22:26

......has anyone seen the Lance Armstrong/Oprah Winfrey interview? What did you think?


Susan10146857 Report 18 Jan 2013 22:29

Didn't watch it Sue. Was he paid to appear?


Andrew Report 18 Jan 2013 22:30

Only thing he is sorry about is that he got caught.



SueMaid Report 18 Jan 2013 22:33

I'm not sure Susanwiv. I don't like him - he still came across as somewhat arrogant although I thought he was telling the truth.


SueMaid Report 18 Jan 2013 22:35

Yes but he still lied about it Andy - even when he was caught out. And he called other people liars and dragged down their careers. I have to wonder why he has decided to confess now.


~Lynda~ Report 18 Jan 2013 22:46

I've seen and heard bits of the interview, I find him repulsive, he's arrogant and a bully, he seems to think it was o.k for him to do what he did, because "everyone else was doing it".
He called a lady who worked for him a whore, for speaking out against him, he's taken fellow riders chances away of ever winning a race.

Why did he even go on a show to admit what he did, for sympathy I expect.

I hope he has all his money that he stole taken from him, he owes the Sunday Times for the money they paid him for when he sued THEM for "telling lies about him" They are now suing him for £1 million, good.

To top it all he would like to go back to compete, what a total nobody he is.

I think you can tell he makes me VERY mad, he's up his own bum

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 18 Jan 2013 23:16

Such a shame for all the other cyclists who should have won.

My late husband was an avid fan of all the tours....France,Italy .Spain...used to drive me mad.......he would have been disgusted.Always used to feel sorry for him and admired him because he'd beaten cancer,but how he got away with it for all of these tours is unbelievable.


SueMaid Report 18 Jan 2013 23:26

I think he's owned up because he wants to make a comeback. I'd say his lawyers have told him that this is what he needs to do for whatever reason.

I hope he is sued by all the people he has sued. Shame on him.


Kay???? Report 18 Jan 2013 23:50

He will leave a trail of ,,,,,,a cheat is a cheat is a cheat,and will stick in the minds of every competitor hes raced against.,how could anyone ever feel worthy if he's allowed to take part ever again.


supercrutch Report 19 Jan 2013 03:37

He was humbled...................yeah right!

He wants to return to competitive sport.................yeah right!

He's going to reveal what he needs to...........yeah right!

He expects his actions to be understood..................yeah right!

That will lead to forgiveness...............................yeah right!

I cannot abide the man and I hope he IS brought to court for perjury.


Carolee Report 19 Jan 2013 03:54

Sue, I watched a little of the interview and the man made my skin crawl.

Once a cheat always a cheat, I would not give the lowlife a second chance!

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 19 Jan 2013 12:54

To me that interview appeared too contrived to be credible, it didn't appear in the least bit genuine and he didn't look the slightest bit sorry. Slimey toad :-P
I thought, well, if he's doing this out of remorse and wants sympathy he can sing for that til the cows come home.

Then later, listening to some chappy from the Cycling Federation or whoever, on the radio, I find that if he's to have any chance of competing again, he has been advised that a confession is necessary.
Ahaaa, says I. That's what it's all about - a case of the Me, Me, Me's.

Allow him to compete again - What?
I vote he should be left to wallow in his mess....oh, and that would be AFTER he's paid back all the prize money he 'won' and the advertising and sponsorship deals he (knowingly) falsely signed up to, making himself a ton of money along the way.



Paula+ Report 19 Jan 2013 14:41

The Man is simply a liar & cheat (His own words not mine). It was not a one off slip up, he continuously took illegal substances and continued to lie about it in order to enhance his perfomance. He became very famous and very, very wealthy by cheating. So he is saying sorry, is he really, or just sorry he got caught out?. Now he say he feels he is serving a life sentence and hopes to be given another chance. In no other way of life or profession except sport can this be done.
Well unless your a banker........... or a British MP or local councillor..... well Politicians in general really............ or a big Corporate company like Starbucks, Amazon or Google, hell the list is endless.

Sorry to go off the thead.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 19 Jan 2013 15:06

l don't know about him making my skin crawl or finding him repulsive........but he's definately a bloody idiot and must think we are the same. l hope he gets all he deserves!!



Janet Report 19 Jan 2013 15:10

I saw just the clip where he was confessing and how he wanted to get back into competitive cycling again. Nope. He's had his chance, he has taken any glory away from honest people and now like all bullies, he wants to be forgiven and put the past behind.

If people find it in their hearts to forgive him , thats one thing but for him to expect not paying a price for his dishonesty is another. We all make mistakes but its the living with the consequence that teaches the lesson. If he returns to the sport what message does it give out?-jl


Guinevere Report 19 Jan 2013 15:26

There's so much money in sport these days it's not surprising there are so many cheats in all sports.