Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Former cyclist Lance Armstrong came clean in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Friday with his admission of doping. Armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs to help win seven straight Tour de France races between 1999 and 2005. Those titles, along with an Olympic bronze medal he won in 2000, have all been taken away because of it.Naturally, many sports fans have their own opinion about Armstrong. So do tennis stars Roger Federer, Serene Williams, and Victoria Azarenka. The trio recently sounded off on their personal thoughts about Armstrong's confession. And a general consensus seemed evident among them: Armstrong's drug usage sheds a negative light on all sports across the board."What a sad story," Federer said. "Obviously he's hurt his sport in a big way, even though he helped it in the beginning. But now the burden they live under, all other sports maybe as well.""I guess all I needed to see was the first few minutes and then I knew what was the deal, and the rest I don't really care," the 17-time major winner said. "I'm an active athlete right now, and it's not fun times really to be in sports to a degree.""I think a lot of people now look and are like, 'OK, if somebody (is) that great, what about everyone else in every other sport?'" Williams said."As an athlete, as someone that works really, really hard since I was 4 or 3, I think it's a sad day for all athletes in general. Overall, it's even more disappointing for the people that were adversely affected through everything. You can only just hope for the best for them.""You cannot be a hero in the end of the day," Azeranka said. "You cannot lie. You cannot cheat. Everybody works so hard to be the best, and you have to respect that."Armstrong told Winfrey in the second part of the interview, which aired on Friday, that he estimated he lost about $75 million in sponsorship money because of his revealed doping use. However, the most troubling consequence of his confession may not be monetary, but the fact that the population now views him as a complete fraud and liar.Via Times Colonist
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