Re: Lance Armstrong admits to Doping
Admits to doping in all seven Tour de France wins
Took EPO, had blood transfusions and other banned substances
Said doping in team was "professional and smart"
Denies taking banned drugs since comeback in 2005
Denies forcing team-mates to dope or threaten to kick them off team
Did not consider himself a "cheat"
Says he saw doping as "a level playing field"
Says donated $100,000 to UCI because "they asked me to"
Says would attend a truth and reconciliation commission
Shows no emotion during interview
Genius is not replicable. Inspiration, though, is contagious, and multiform — and even just to see, close up, power and aggression made vulnerable to beauty is to feel inspired and (in a fleeting, mortal way) reconciled.
David Foster Wallace