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Népszabadság - Hungary | Saturday, January 19, 2013

Armstrong a moral ruin

In a televised interview on Thursday and Friday, the former US cycling pro Lance Armstrong admitted to having systematically doped himself throughout his career. For the left-liberal daily Népszabadság, Armstrong has completely discredited himself from a moral standpoint: "For years he bombarded his organism with growth hormones, the blood doping substance epo and other performance-enhancing cocktails. He didn't go into detail, trying rather to convey the impression that he wasn't at all out of line. He just did what all the other cycling pros were doing, he claimed. ... Armstrong, who has only partially admitted his offence, came across during the interview as anything but a king. ... A moral ruin attempting to explain the unexplainable. The former idol, the former monarch of bicycle racing has lost all the self-confidence of former times. And what was lacking most of all: an apology."

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