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    Earlier this week, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong sat down with the Queen of daytime American television, Oprah Winfrey, and – by all reports – bared his soul about the many demons of his past.

    We reckon that’s the least he could do after his doping indiscretions and subsequent denials.

    So we’re stealing the moment back and making today’s televised Lance Confessional a damn good opportunity to get tanked and have a laugh at the same time – at him, not with him, of course.

    So check out The Roar’s Lance Armstrong Interview Drinking Game below, gather some mates around the telly today, and most importantly, don’t blame us for the inevitable hangover tomorrow.

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    Below are some of Armstrong’s doping denials since 2001:
    “This is my body and I can do whatever I want to it. I can push it, and study it, tweak it, listen to it. Everybody wants to know what I’m on. What am I on? I’m on my bike, busting my ass six hours a day. What are you on?” — Advertisement for Nike

    July 2005
    “I’ll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the sceptics. I’m sorry for you. I’m sorry that you can’t dream big. 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 it. You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people. I’ll be a fan of the Tour de France for as long as I live. And there are no secrets – this is a hard sporting event and hard work wins it. Vive Le Tour.” — After Armstrong’s seventh and final Tour de France victory

    August 2005
    “I have never doped, I can say it again, but I have said it for seven years – it doesn’t help.”
    — On CNN’s Larry King Live after French newspaper L’Equipe reports tests on urine samples taken from Armstrong during the 1999 Tour and frozen were positive for blood-boosting erythropoietin (EPO).

    “… the faith of all the cancer survivors and almost everything I do off of the bike would go away too. Don’t think for a second I don’t understand that.” — In testimony under oath during legal proceedings involving SCA Promotions over a bonus payment for a Tour de France victory.

    “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 got, I just want to go fast?’ No way. I would never do that.” — Speaking of his life in an interview in Aspen with Bob Schieffer, a respected journalist with CBS and a cancer survivor.

    July 2009
    “The critics say I’m arrogant. A doper. Washed up. A fraud. That I couldn’t let it go. They can say whatever they want. I’m not back on my bike for them.” — Nike “Driven” commercial in the buildup to Armstrong’s first Tour de France since his comeback from retirement, showing Armstrong training in a Livestrong jersey juxtaposed with images of cancer patients.

    May 2010
    “It’s our word against his word. I like our word. We like our credibility. Floyd lost his credibility a long time ago.” — Response to disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis’s accusations of systematic doping in the US Postal cycling team.

    13 June 2012
    “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.” — Armstrong responds in a statement when the US Anti-Doping Agency announces its charges against him.

    23 August 2012
    “There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, ‘Enough is enough’. For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999.” — Armstrong announces he won’t fight USADA’s charges and pursue a hearing to prove his innocence.

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    • Columnist

      January 18th 2013 @ 7:51am
      Spiro Zavos said | January 18th 2013 @ 7:51am | ! Report

      fin NSW the Lance Armstrong interview is on the Discovery Channel at 1 pm today, Friday. Good Roar drinking.

      • January 18th 2013 @ 8:48am
        Red Kev said | January 18th 2013 @ 8:48am | ! Report

        Are we getting a free to air showing? Although I guess the highlights will make youtube pretty quickly.

    • Columnist

      January 18th 2013 @ 7:58am
      Tim Renowden said | January 18th 2013 @ 7:58am | ! Report

      And part two will be shown on Saturday at a similar time.

      It’s also being streamed live via (with no geoblocking). I hope Oprah’s purchased plenty of CDN capacity, it’s going to be a popular stream!

    • January 18th 2013 @ 8:55am
      Shrek said | January 18th 2013 @ 8:55am | ! Report

      Am I the only person who thinks that the Roar’s (admittedly awesome) Lance Armstrong drinking game could cause drunkeness in a mater of minutes? Not that I don’t want to play. It would make dealing with whatever pathetic platitudes pronounced by Lance significantly easier to take.

      • Columnist

        January 18th 2013 @ 9:46am
        Tim Renowden said | January 18th 2013 @ 9:46am | ! Report

        Yes, we may have got carried away. I guess we can be thankful it’s not 2.5 hours in one hit, but then cycling has always been about the sufferfest.

      • Roar Guru

        January 18th 2013 @ 10:22am
        langou said | January 18th 2013 @ 10:22am | ! Report

        Yes, considering “evades or deflects question” is a category for drinking, we could all be drunk very quickly

    • January 18th 2013 @ 9:24am
      Atawhai Drive said | January 18th 2013 @ 9:24am | ! Report

      The interview is on pay-TV, so 70% of Australian households have no access to it.

      I reluctantly subscribe to the world’s worst pay-TV service, for the sport, although I intend to flick it after the Lions tour. The A-League’s deal that includes one game a week on SBS, plus Channel 10 coming on board with rugby, was the final nail in the Foxtel coffin at my place.

      Lance Armstrong? A few years ago, I dared to suggest in a crowded newsroom that anything that seemed too good to be true, such as the Lance Armstrong story, was probably not true. For this I was roundly condemned for being, among other things, a cynical idiot.

      I won’t be watching today. I expect The Roar will keep me informed of any serious revelations.

    • January 18th 2013 @ 9:36am
      suchy said | January 18th 2013 @ 9:36am | ! Report

      Lizard people is gold

    • January 18th 2013 @ 10:57am
      s said | January 18th 2013 @ 10:57am | ! Report

      “Yellow angry bird” should be worth more.

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