Lance Armstrong went from hero to zero after he was found guilty of doping and banned from the cycling sport for life. In a recent interview with BBC Sport, Armstrong discusses his decisions and gives the viewer a brief glimpse into the type of person he was and still is.
Back in the mid-1990s Armstrong began using performance enhancing drugs to boost his ability to compete. According to him since the majority of cyclists in that era were doping, he had to and would make that same decision again. From statements such as this one littered throughout the article, Armstrong appears not to recognize the reasons why his punishment has been so great. It appears that his remorse is misplaced; that he was caught doping, rather than the doping itself. He lived a lie, one that inspired children to work towards their dreams and cancer patients to fight even harder. With the downfall of Armstrong, so went all that he stood for.
It goes to show that people tend to believe they are always doing what’s right, even if it breaks the rules.