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January 16, 2013

You could always ask Lance Armstrong anything. About competing in the Tour de France, about living with cancer and his work at Livestrong, about his parenting skills, or about his love life, which at one point was fairly busy. And what you’d get back was quotable and candid. That included, in every interview I’ve done or read about him, the inevitable question about doping.

The Associated Press reported that Lance Armstrong has admitted to Oprah Winfrey, in an interview to be aired Thursday and Friday, that he doped while winning Tour de France titles; on Tuesday morning, Winfrey confirmed that Armstrong “came clean.” All of this follows the report released in October by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that offered overwhelming evidence that he cheated. Armstrong denied doping to me, although he never seemed to resent being asked about it. He was more angry at being the target of government and anti-doping agency investigation. Sources lie all the time, of course. They call it spin. But Lance’s lie was remarkable for all the effort he had to put into it. He was as committed to the lie as he was to everything else he did. A lot of athletes, say, Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods, have a practiced sincerity in responding to questions and absolutely refused to discuss certain subjects. With Jordan, anything having to do with, say, gambling or his private life was not going to be answered. Tiger wouldn’t go near politics broadly, or racial politics in particular, if you put a driver to his head.

Armstrong, on the other hand, is a political animal. He helped convince the Texas legislature to invest a $1 billion in cancer research. He has prodded governments around the world to do likewise. A man with that much conviction carries with him a certain amount of implied credibility.

And when the credibility came into question, Armstrong turned on his competitive instincts and beat back the doubters like he would someone challenging him on a Tour stage. He was famous for being the boss man of the Tour, for keeping a certain order to things, and any cyclist who got out of line would be run down by an Armstrong teammate or, for certain violators, by Lance himself. He did the same thing with former riders who challenged his story, especially Floyd Landis. He worked relentlessly for years to disgrace his accusers and keep other former teammates in line. When the U.S. attorney decided not to press charges last year, he could see the finish line. But he couldn’t see that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency boss Travis Tygart was putting in just as much work cracking 11 former teammates. And Tygart had a hammer: he would ban them for their competitive lives if they didn’t cooperate.

It is likely that Armstrong will be just as competitive in The Redemption as he has at everything else he’s done: triathlete, cancer patient, and elite cyclist. He needs to be an athlete again—the guy still trains relentlessly—and I’m sure he’d like to reconnect with the cancer community, where his goodwill account is still positive. Expect a full bore admission for Oprah, although one coached as to limit the legal damage. Expect USADA’s Tygart to be unyielding until he gets what he wants.

And then it will move on to court. Armstrong is being sued by Landis in a federal whistleblower case over allegedly defrauding the government, which sponsored Armstrong’s U.S. Postal team from 1996 to 2004. He may settle with the feds. Which is kind of ironic, since you could argue that Armstrong absolutely fulfilled the contract. Even as he was doping, Armstrong put all of his energy into making the Posties a winning outfit. It gave the U.S.P.S.— a functionally bankrupt, quasi-government outfit — more positive impressions than it could ever buy with conventional advertising, as it is demonstrating today. Even as a cheat, Lance Armstrong could never do anything else but compete.

from:  http://keepingscore.blogs.time.com/2013/01/16/viewpoint-why-lance-armstrong-couldnt-stop-himself-and-still-cant/

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Lance Armstrong natal chart

Lance Edward Armstrong was born on September 18th, 1971 in Plano, Texas (time of birth unknown) according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Armstrong,_Lance

[Eris conjunct Chiron in Aries]

 

September 18th, 1971

9 + 18 +1+9+7+1 = 45 = his life lesson = Intense.  Hardcore.  Controlling.  Investigation.  Deep, dark secrets.  Addictive personality.  Things go horribly wrong.  Regrets.  Having to apologize.

Five of Cups Tarot card

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the fourth, fifth, and sixth letters of the name and the day of birth.

Lance Edward Armstrong             September 18th, 1971

3 (c is the 3rd letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (E is the 5th letter of the alphabet) + 18 (born on the 18th of the month) = 31

So the numbers 13 (the sum of the fourth, fifth, and sixth letters of the name), 18 (born on the 18th of the month), and 31 (13+18=31) rule his ages twenty-seven to fifty-four.

13 = Major changes.

18 = Drugs.

The Moon Tarot card

31 = Competition.  Competitive.  Controversy.  Scandal.  Performance-enhancing.  Ergogenic aids.  Things get out of hand.

Five of Wands Tarot card

[So it’s the 31/18 combo that clearly indicates the use of performance-enhancing (31) drugs (18)]

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Additionally,

 

using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Lance Armstrong

3        1     1

 

his primary challenge (LA) and the most important thing he can do (LS) both = 31 = Competition.  Competitive.  Controversy.  Scandal.  Performance-enhancing.  Ergogenic aids.  Things get out of hand.

Five of Wands Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Lance Armstrong

31535 194129657               61

 

his path of destiny = 61 = Shady.  Evasive.  Elusive.  Not going to get away with this.

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September 18th, 1971

September 18th

9 + 18 +2+0+1+2 = 32 = his personal year (from September 18th, 2012 to September 17th, 2013) = The king and his crown.

32 year + 12 (December) = 44 = his personal month (from December 18th, 2012 to January 17th, 2013) = Here’s the situation.  It is what it is.  Stay tuned for updates.

Four of Cups Tarot card

44 month + 17 (17th of the month on Thursday January 17th, 2013) = 61 = his personal day = Shady.  Evasive.  Elusive.  Not going to get away with this.

[When his number (61 (his path of destiny)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this is HIS day!!!]

 

44 month + 18 (18th of the month on Friday January 18th, 2013) = 62 = his personal day = Unpopular.  I’ve created my own prison.

Eight of Swords Tarot card

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PHOTO: Lance Armstrong speaks at the 15th anniversary celebration of Livestrong, his cancer-fighting charity, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

January 8, 2013

The year before his seventh and final Tour de France victory, Lance Armstrong offered to donate “in excess of $150,000″ to the antidoping agency in charge of keeping American athletes from using performance-enhancing drugs, according to the organization’s chief executive.

The latest accusation against Armstrong, the disgraced former cyclist, was made by the current head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, Travis Tygart, in an interview with CBS News posted online on Tuesday. In October, Usada stripped Armstrong of all of his titles and barred him from competition for life following the release of a 202-page report into what the agency called “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”

As my colleague Juliet Macur reported, Armstrong, who has so far denied all allegations of cheating, “has told associates and antidoping officials that he is considering publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career.” Late Tuesday, Oprah Winfrey announced that she “will speak exclusively with Lance Armstrong in his first no-holds-barred interview,” to be broadcast next week on her network.

BREAKING NEWS: Looking forward to this conversation with@lancearmstrongbit.ly/Xix8Ah 

As the cycling journalist Lionel Birnie notes, the Oprah Winfrey Network is a joint venture with Discovery Communications, the broadcaster that sponsored Armstrong’s team in 2005.

Lance is going on Oprah, partly-produced by Discovery Channel, sponsors of Lance’s 7th and final fraudulent Tour win. Somehow fitting.

The network’s logo was emblazoned across the victor’s yellow jersey Armstrong wore on the top step of the podium in Paris that year, as he lectured “the people that don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the skeptics.”

Directly addressing those who accused him of doping that day, Armstrong said, “I’m sorry for you, I’m sorry you can’t dream big and I’m sorry you don’t believe in miracles, but this is one hell of a race, this is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe. You should believe in these athletes and you should believe in these people. I’m a fan of the Tour de France for as long as I live and there’s no secrets — hard work wins it.”

Another journalist who writes about cycling, Shane Stokes, suggested that Armstrong might expect Winfrey to go easy on him, since she let another disgraced athlete, Marion Jones, claim during a 2008 interview that she had used performance-enhancing drugs unintentionally.

Just after news of the interview broke, Kathy LeMond, whose husband, Greg, is now the only American to win the Tour de France, offered to put Winfrey in touch with people who could give her a crash course on the culture of professional cycling.

8 Jan 13

BREAKING NEWS: Looking forward to this conversation with@lancearmstrongbit.ly/Xix8Ah 

.@Oprah I hope you get educated before the interview. I know people that can help you.

Joe Lindsey of Bicycling Magazine asked his Twitter followers to help Winfrey by suggesting some tough questions.

I am trying to anticipate some of “no holds barred” questions in Oprah’s Lance interview. How about some suggestions?

That’s pretty good. RT @BBQ44 what did you tell your kids or will/have you? 

The complete CBS interview with the antidoping official is scheduled to be broadcast on Wednesday, during the premier of a new program, “60 Minutes Sports.” In one portion released on Tuesday, Tygart said it was “totally inappropriate” that Armstrong had donated about $100,000 to the International Cycling Union, a regulatory body involved in drug testing, during his career. He then revealed that someone representing Armstrong had offered to give the American antidoping agency more than $150,000 at some point in 2004. “It was a clear conflict of interest for Usada,” Tygart said. “We had no hesitation in rejecting that offer.” Pressed further about the amount of the proposed donation, Tygart said that it was about $250,000.

In another portion of the interview, broadcast on the CBS Evening News on Tuesday, Tygart said that Armstrong had tried to intimidate former teammates who had testified to a federal grand jury about his doping. The official also revealed that he personally had received death threats as a result of his investigation into the cancer survivor who was once a hero to millions.

from:  http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/08/armstrong-set-to-appear-on-oprah-next-week-as-new-allegation-surfaces/

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Lance Armstrong may not be done confessing.

His interview with Oprah Winfrey hasn’t aired yet, but already some people want to hear more — under oath — before Armstrong is allowed to compete in elite triathlons, a sport he returned to after retiring from cycling in 2011. In addition to stripping him of all seven of his Tour de France titles last year, anti-doping officials banned Armstrong for life from sanctioned events.

“He’s got to follow a certain course,” David Howman, director general of World Anti-Doping Agency, told the AP. “That is not talking to a talk show host.”

Armstrong already has had conversations with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials, touching off speculation that the team leader who demanded loyalty from others soon may face some very tough choices himself: whether to cooperate and name those who aided, knew about or helped cover up a sophisticated doping ring that Armstrong ran on his tour-winning U.S. Postal Service squads. Former teammate Frankie Andreu, one of several riders Armstrong cast aside on his ride to the top of the sport, said no one could provide a better blueprint for cleaning up the sport.

“Lance knows everything that happened,” Andreu told The Associated Press. “He’s the one who knows who did what because he was the ringleader. It’s up to him how much he wants to expose.”

World Anti-Doping Agency officials said nothing short of “a full confession under oath” would even cause them to reconsider the ban. Although Armstrong admitted to Winfrey on Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs, Howman said that is “hardly the same as giving evidence to a relevant authority.” The International Cycling Union also urged Armstrong to tell his story to an independent commission it has set up to examine claims that the sport’s governing body hid suspicious samples, accepted financial donations, and helped Armstrong avoid detection in doping tests.

Winfrey wouldn’t detail what Armstrong said during their interview at a downtown Austin hotel. In an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” she said she was “mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers.” What had been planned as a 90-minute broadcast will be shown as a two-part special, Thursday and Friday, on Winfrey’s OWN network.

The lifetime ban was imposed after a 1,000-page report by USADA last year outlined a complex, long-running doping program led by Armstrong. The cyclist also lost nearly all of his endorsements and was forced to cut ties with the Livestrong cancer charity he founded in 1997. The damage to Armstrong’s reputation was just as severe.

The report portrayed him as well-versed in the use of a wide range of performance-enhancers, including steroids and blood boosters such as EPO, and willing to exploit them to dominate. Nearly a dozen teammates provided testimony about that drug regimen, among them Andreu and his wife, Betsy.

“A lot of it was news and shocking to me,” Andreu said. “I am sure it’s shocking to the world. There’s been signs leading up to this moment for a long time. For my wife and I, we’ve been attacked and ripped apart by Lance and all of his people, and all his supporters repeatedly for a long time. I just wish they wouldn’t have been so blind and opened up their eyes earlier to all the signs that indicated there was deception there, so that we wouldn’t have had to suffer as much.

“And it’s not only us,” he added, “he’s ruined a lot of people’s lives.”

Armstrong was believed to have left for Hawaii. The street outside his Spanish-style villa on Austin’s west side was quiet the day after international TV crews gathered there hoping to catch a glimpse of him. Meanwhile, members of his legal team mapped out a strategy on how to handle at least two pending lawsuits against Armstrong, and possibly a third.

Former teammate Floyd Landis, who was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title for doping, alleges in one of the lawsuits that Armstrong defrauded the U.S. government by repeatedly denying he used performance-enhancing drugs. The False Claims Act lawsuit could require Armstrong to return substantial sponsorship fees and pay a hefty fine. The AP reported earlier Tuesday that Justice Department officials were likely to join the whistleblower lawsuit before a Thursday deadline.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/winfrey-armstrong-interview-intense-18222607

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Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29th, 1954 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah

January 29th, 1954

January 29th

1 + 29 +2+0+1+2 = 35 = her personal year = Lance Armstrong being defensive and defending himself.

Nine of Wands Tarot card

35 year + 12 (December) = 47 = her personal month = Going international.  Legacy.

Seven of Cups Tarot card

47 month + 17 (17th of the month) = 64 = It’s done.  Stick a fork in it.  All is lost.

Ten of Swords Tarot card

47 month + 18 (18th of the month on Friday January 18th, 2013) = 65 = her personal day = Corruption.  Ringleader.

King of Pentacles Tarot card

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Lance Armstrong

June 13, 2012                 8:07 p.m.

Lance Armstrong could be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and is banned from competing as a triathlete as a result of new doping charges brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.A 15-page USADA charging letter first obtained by the Washington Post made new allegations against Armstrong, contending the agency collected 2009 and 2010 blood samples from Armstrong identified as “fully consistent with blood manipulation including EPO use and/or blood transfusions.”

Armstrong has not previously tested positive for such transgressions.

The cyclist escaped criminal charges in February when the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles closed a two-year grand jury investigation in which top U.S. cyclists Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton testified.

Travis Tygart, the head of the quasi-government agency USADA, was not available to comment. USADA has the power to suspend athletes from competition and strip them of awards but is not able to criminally charge individuals.

In a prepared written statement delivered Wednesday by Armstrong’s publicist, Armstrong said he had been notified by USADA and described it as an effort to “dredge up discredited allegations dating back more than 16 years.”

“I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one,” the Armstrong statement said.

“That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than it does about my guilt or innocence. Any fair consideration of these allegations has and will continue to vindicate me.”

USADA’s letter, obtained by the Post and Associated Press, alleges Armstrong and five former cycling team associates, including three team doctors and team manager Johan Bruyneel, participated in a doping conspiracy from 1998 to 2011.

Armstrong and those other five face current competition bans.

According to the Post story, the letter alleges “multiple riders with firsthand knowledge” will testify Armstrong used EPO, blood transfusions, testosterone and masking agents, distributing and administering drugs to other riders from 1998 to 2005.

In a letter to USADA, Armstrong’s Washington, D.C.-based attorney, Robert D. Luskin, wrote, “It is a vendetta which has nothing to do with learning the truth and everything to do with settling a score and garnering publicity at Lance’s expense.”

The USADA letter also alleges, the Post reported, that Martial Saugy, the director of an anti-doping lab in Switzerland, said Armstrong’s urine sample results from the 2001 Tour of Switzerland indicated EPO use.

An official unauthorized to speak publicly about the investigation, but familiar with its details, told The Times that USADA believes it “wouldn’t be doing its job by not moving forward on this. There are still people in the sport named in this group of six. USADA should shut down if it doesn’t go after this. It would be perpetuating a continued cover-up by not acting.”

Armstrong won his most recent Tour de France title in 2005. He was scheduled to compete in the Ironman France in Nice on June 24.

In the USADA process, independent arbitrators will review evidence and ultimately conduct a live hearing probably near Armstrong’s home in Texas, calling witnesses, including the seven-time Tour champion, to the stand in a hearing that could be open to the public if the athlete wishes.

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Lance Armstrong was born on September 18th, 1971 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_armstrong
September 18th, 1971
9 + 18 +1+9+7+1 = 45 = his life lesson = Vendetta.  Ouch.  That’s gotta hurt.  Suffering in silence.
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September 18th, 1971
September 18th
9 + 18 +2+0+1+1 = 31 = his personal year (from September 18th, 2011 to September 17th, 2012) = Controversy.  Scandal.  Things get out of hand.
Five of Wands Tarot card
31 year + 5 (May) = 36 = his personal month (from May 18th, 2012 to June 17th, 2012) = Crushed.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on his shoulders.  Having his work cut out for him.

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