I guess it takes one to know one.
This is what you get when you combine sound-bites from Lance Armstrong’s Oprah interview and Radiohead’s ‘Creep’. Continue reading »
Canadian Sara Canuso studied the cyclist’s body language and mannerisms during the interview and said she believed he was still hiding things.
“He was constantly covering his mouth and shaking his head, big indicators of not telling all of the facts,” she noted.
When Armstrong was asked about the authenticity of his intentions in regards to the interview, Canuso observed: “Oprah is asking questions he does not want to answer, so you will see him take deeper breaths.” Continue reading »
A short promo for Oprah’s interview with Lance Armstrong has been released.
Unfortunately, there is very little to be learned from it besides the fact that Oprah loves a little dramatic suspense.
Let’s hope Armstrong actually says something in the interview.
There were a number of reports that claimed the disgraced cyclist had admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his seven Tour de France wins but none were confirmed.
Winfrey has since said that Armstrong was “forthcoming” when she asked him about the doping charges.
She said that she hadn’t planned to address the interview until after it had aired on January 17 (US time) but was forced to today following the number of reports. Continue reading »
The network has announced that the 90-minute special will air from 9pm on January 17.
In the interview, Winfrey speaks with Armstrong at his home in Austin, Texas in the only interview since the seven-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsement deals after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report accusing the renown cyclist of doping throughout his career.
Not surprisingly, the decision to grant the interview to Oprah has been met with criticism from many.
The Oprah Winfrey Network has promised a “no-holds barred” confessional from the American cyclist, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year, but many are predicting the interview will follow the usual Oprah format of “cuddles over confrontation”.
British cyclist David Millar – a staunch anti-doping advocate – feared that the interview will be “stage-managed” and that it will focus on his emotions as opposed to delving into what he did wrong.
“Only Lance would get to have his moment of truth, if that’s what it will be, in front of Oprah Winfrey,” Millar said. Continue reading »
The cyclist, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year, will talk to Oprah from his Texas home where he will address the “alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career”.
Before the interview was announced, The New York Times reported recently that Armstrong was on the verge of admitting that he used performance-enhancing drugs while riding the Tour. Continue reading »
Who Will Be This Year’s Cycling Tour de Force? Find Out When Tour de France Airs Exclusively on OLN, July 5 – 27
Each year, hundreds of cyclists descend on France for the one of the world’s most prestigious cycling competitions – the Tour de France. With each turn of the pedal, these athletes are pushed to their physical and psychological limits as they surge closer to the finish. But who will emerge ahead of the pack and win the coveted yellow jersey?
Find out when the 2008 Tour de France returns to OLN this July. For the eighth consecutive year, OLN is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the event, bringing viewers LIVE coverage of the competition each day from Saturday, July 5 to Sunday, July 27 (specific broadcast times are included below).
Live coverage of each race stage – as it happens – will be hosted by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen in addition to competition analysis from Craig Hummer and Bob Roll.
Throughout the Tour, special guests including Robbie Ventura and Frankie Andreu will provide colour commentary on the race, shedding light on the exciting trials and triumphs of the cyclists involved in the prestigious competition. For the duration of the Tour, OLN will bring viewers full coverage of the race each morning (check local listings).
Then, OLN offers enhanced coverage during prime time that will include interviews, travel features, historical features and training tips.
Now in its 95th year, the 2008 Tour de France consists of 21 stages covering a total distance of 3,500 kilometres. With 10 flat stages, five mountain stages, four medium mountain stages and two individual time-trial stages, this year’s race will include four mountain finishes, 82 kilometres of individual time-trials and two rest days.
The Tour route will run from Brest in the north western region of Bretagne through central France to the southern coast and then north again for the last stage ending on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Additionally, this year’s competition will include 10 new town stops, two of which are in Italy – Prato Nevoso and Cuneo. Don’t miss all the pedal-pushing action as this year’s cyclists ride to the finish in competition with each other and themselves.