Thursday, January 24, 2013
The lawsuit claims the seven-time Tour de France winner deceived readers when he denied doping accusations in his books. Patch readers were already unimpressed with Armstrong, even before he admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Two California men have filed a class-action lawsuit against Lance Armstrong and his book publishers, claiming they were deceived by the cyclist’s memoirs, which were billed as non-fiction but recently revealed to be filled with lies, Yahoo! News reported. In the books, Armstrong denied doping accusations, but during a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, the cyclist admitted to using banned performance-enhancing drugs to win a record seven Tour de France titles, which he has since been stripped of, LA Times reported. Patch recently asked readers Does Lance Armstrong’s Doping Confession Change Your Opinion of Him? Bad Role Model The majority of readers said Armstrong’s confession didn’t change their opinions of him because they already …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Patch readers joined our discussions this week from remedies for battling the flu to sharing their thoughts on whether they support internet activists such as Aaron Swartz pushing for a more open web.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The seven-time Tour de France winner admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Lance Armstrong has admitted to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday, hours after apologizing to staff at the Livestrong Foundation, which he started but has since been forced to resign from, CBSNews.com reported. After nearly 15 years of denials, threats and actions against anyone who told the truth about doping on the U.S. Postal cycling team, Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during a career that included winning seven Tour de France titles, which he has since been stripped of, the Wall Street Journal reported. Patch wants to know: Does Lance Armstrong's doping confession change your opinion of him or his charity? Livestrong Foundation issued a statement Wednesday morning in response to …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles this week for taking banned substances.
Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles this week for taking banned substances. A 1,000 page report by the United States Anti-Doping Agnecy (USADA) concluded that Armstrong's United States Postal Service team ran "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen," BBC Sport reported. The evidence cited by the USADA included evidence from 11 of Armstrong's former teammates. The USADA has created an entire website dedicated to the Armstrong case. The evidence cited includes financial payments, emails, laboratory tests that "further prove the use, possession and distribution of performance enhancing drugs by Lance Armstrong." Armstrong has continued to deny doping, …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
After tackling the Presidential election, Betsy and Sal brainstorm other topics -- like Lance Armstrong and tattoos -- that are sure to get people talking.
In case you missed our article last week, here’s a quick synopsis: we set our sites on the presidential debates, threw our thoughts into a big pot, grabbed a giant stick, and stirred. We thought we were being both amusing and canny. But if comments are to be trusted, a great many of our readers turned on their fans and threw their opinions at the whirling blades in an effort to express themselves. It got ugly. But hey, that’s what makes this country great, right? Freedom of speech and the ensuing ability to express ourselves in the light of opposition. And, if current polls are to be trusted even a little bit, we’re living in a time of great divisiveness as well as a time of extraordinarily revived enthusiasm for engaging in heated …