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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:14

Own it

The Lance Armstrong fiasco has me thinking about credibility and protecting your reputation and 'brand.' Although you may not be a star athlete concerned about resurrecting your broken reputation or protecting yourself from lawsuits, your credibility and character can make or break your business and professional success. Here are some ways to protect and preserve that credibility.

Avoid doing anything stupid. We're human, and humans make mistakes. You will make your share of yours. That said, try to avoid doing anything illegal or harmful to others.

Published in Local Business
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 14:22

Celebrity Slam - Jan. 23, 2013

Lance's lies

The American people are a fairly forgiving bunch. While individual scandals are often marked with a whirlwind of initial outrage, the furor usually dies down eventually. The person or persons involved in said scandals will often curry a return to favor at some point it might take a while, but chances are decent that if we loved you once, we can love you again; call it 99 times out of 100.

Welcome to the 1%, Lance Armstrong.

The controversial cyclist finally broke down and admitted to using blood doping, performance-enhancing drugs and just about any other weird thing that he could put in his body to gain an unfair advantage over his competitors. The seven-time Tour de France champion made his confession in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, aired over two nights on Winfrey's OWN cable network.

Published in Celebrity Slam
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:29

UCI agrees to strip Armstrong of Tour titles

GENEVA - Forget the seven Tour de France victories. Forget the yellow jersey celebrations on the Champs Elysees. Forget the name that dominated the sport of cycling for so many years.

As far as cycling's governing body is concerned, Lance Armstrong is out of the record books.

Once considered the greatest rider in Tour history, the American was cast out Monday by his sport, formally stripped of his seven titles and banned for life for his involvement in what U.S. sports authorities describe as a massive doping program that tainted all of his greatest triumphs.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 12:51

Armstrong's fall from grace may help cycling

PARIS - Cycling supporters say that Lance Armstrong's fall from grace may actually benefit the sport by demonstrating to potential cheaters what can happen to them if they dope.

Former Tour de France champion Bernard Thevenet told French newspaper Le Monde that Armstrong's lifetime ban and the expected loss of his seven Tour de France titles 'is really a very strong message to cycling and those around the sport who might be tempted to cheat.'

Cycling's credibility has been repeatedly battered since the Festina scandal in 1998, when entire teams were ejected from the race after carloads of drugs were found by police. The punishments imposed Friday by U.S. anti-doping authorities on one of sport's most highly acclaimed figures follows on sanctions handed to Armstrong contemporaries Floyd Landis, Jan Ullrich and Alberto Contador.

Published in Sports

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