Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Lance Armstrong, Tour de France
How does it end for Lance Armstrong? “Not with a bang but a whimper.” Although T.S. Eliot did not know Lance Armstrong, it is an interesting coincidence that Eliot’s 1925 poem, from which this line is taken, is titled “The Hollow Men.” If you were someone who idolized Armstrong and believe now that he is guilty and there is a blot on his entire career, then he will indeed seem as one of those Hollow Men.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Armstrong" (2012). On Sport and Society. 50.