The title of her piece was a mysterious ‘how the light gets in’.
I quoted her saying:
‘I know what truth is. I know my past. Not telling or selling my tales to the press is my choice – one that I made primarily for my children. And there are many things that I am not free to discuss because I am constrained by legal principles like marital privilege, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. And frankly, I am thankful for that, because my energy and focus need to be directed towards my children. To the world, Lance may be a source of admiration or suspicion, but to me he is simply my wasband and the father of my children. His choices were, and are, his.
And mine are mine. And they haven’t always been pretty. I am sorry if this is disappointing to you. When I wrote my first article for Runner’s World, I described how I carried an invisible pack of sadness over all those miles in my first marathon. I never said exactly what was in that pack, nor do I need to. Sadness sums it up pretty well. 2003 was a major heartbreak, but it was also my liberation – I got to remodel my life. We met shortly thereafter, and you have been with me for the entire (ongoing) renovation, for all the miles between then and now.’
Since then, Kristin’s post has disappeared from the blog.
Let me guess: maybe after Lance lawyers send her a warning?
But know, that Armstrong has confessed his sins to Oprah ,the mystery of her words have vanished.
Her post was obviously a reaction to the USADA‘s 1000 page report which included allegations that several wives or girlfriends knew of the Armstrong team’s doping activities.
Since then, Kristin’s post has disappeared from the blog. I am guessing: Maybe after Lance lawyers send her a warning?
But know, that Armstrong has confessed some of his sins to Oprah, all the mystery in her then carefully chosen words, have vanished.
Her post was obviously a reaction to the USADA’s 1000 page report which included allegations that several wives, (including Kristin) or girlfriends knew of the Armstrong team’s doping activities.
Actually, the evidence in front of the USADA suggested an even bigger role for Kristin. Not only did she know about the doping, but she actively participated in the scheme.
The Wall street journal in a (must-to-read) paper –the women behind team Armstrong– states:
‘In a sworn affidavit, former Armstrong teammate Jonathan Vaughters said Kristin Armstrong referred to the synthetic blood-boosting hormone EPO as “butter,” because the banned drug was kept in the couple’s refrigerator. The code word, according to Vaughters, was used as a precaution against French law enforcement….Vaughters also said in the affidavit that Kristin Armstrong wrapped tablets of cortisone, a banned substance, in tin foil and handed them out to riders.’
The WSJ continues with ‘In her affidavit, Betsy Andreu said she asked Kristin Armstrong during the 1999 Milan San-Remo classic bike race “her thoughts on EPO” and that Armstrong responded that “it’s a necessary evil.” Andreu said she “understood from this response that Kristin was aware that Lance was using EPO, but wasn’t concerned about it.”
What about Pop singer Sheryl Crow, who dated Armstrong during two Tours?
Crow once said, according to IBTimes “I don’t think the French people are on a mission to strip him of his integrity…It’s just a handful of people pursuing that theory and it’s tiresome and a nuisance, and it will eventually end, I hope”
Federal agents interviewed Crow in late 2011, just before a grand jury probe into Armstrong and his associates abruptly ended without any criminal charges being handed up.
The NY daily news has since reported ‘ that Crow stayed with Armstrong in an apartment in Girona, Spain, that Armstrong’s former teammates, Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton, have described as a distribution point for performance-enhancing drugs and a place to store bags of blood before reinfusing it at big races — a banned and then all-but-undetectable doping method that boosts a rider’s red blood cell count, instantly building endurance.Crow also traveled with Armstrong in private jets that Landis and Hamilton have said were critical to doping schemes.’
Obviously, Crow knew many details about doping on the team and was helpful in the investigation but didn’t give an affidavit to USADA. Did Armstrong made her sign a non-disclosure agreement as he did with Kristin?
All will come out.
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- National Sport: USADA call on Armstrong to testify (coventrytelegraph.net)
- Armstrong Admits Doping In Oprah Interview (news.sky.com)
- Lance & Oprah – transcript (bbc.co.uk)
- Armstrong left it ‘all on table’ with Oprah (nbcsports.msnbc.com)
- Armstrong says sorry for doping (bbc.co.uk)
- All Armstrong Exs knew! (sportdroit.com)
- LIVESTREAM: Lance Armstrong talks to Oprah (3news.co.nz)
- Reuters Video: Armstrong admits doping to Oprah (englishblog.com)
- Lance Armstrong confesses to Oprah Winfrey: My mythic story would have been impossible without doping (independent.co.uk)
- How Lance Armstrong Came Clean To Oprah (keepingscore.blogs.time.com)