Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/4/14
Before his abrupt U-turn in an interview this week with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong had, many times and in many forums, consistently denied that he used performance-enhancing drugs. Here is a sample of some of the cyclist's choicest comments on the subject before he finally admitted to doping: --- ''Luke's name is Armstrong and people know that name, and when he goes to school I don't want them to say, `Oh yeah, your dad's the big fake, the doper.' That would just kill me.'' - from his second autobiography, ''Every Second Counts,'' in 2003. --- ''I came out of a life-threatening disease. I was on my death bed. You think I'm going to come back into a sport and say, `OK, OK doctor, give me everything you've got, I just want to go fast?' No way! I would never do that.'' - public forum, Aspen, Colorado, 2007. --- ''How many times do I have to say it? ... Well, if it can't be any clearer than `I've never taken drugs.''' - videotaped testimony in lawsuit, 2005. --- ''I'm sorry ...
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