Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Football, Manti Te'o, Hoaxes
Manti Te’o; Heisman Trophy; Hoaxes
Some may regard this as one of the strangest weeks ever in Sportsworld. Certainly the less than forthcoming appearance by Lance Armstrong with Oprah had some surrealistic qualities. After years, or even decades, of denial, Armstrong told America’s mother-confessor that, yes, he had indulged in all sorts of performance enhancement techniques to win his record seven Tour de France crowns. The fact that he had taken PED’s surprised no one, but the fact that he did a TV confessional- “bless me Oprah for I have sinned”- surprised a lot of people both in and out of the cycling community.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "The Week that Was" (2013). On Sport and Society. 40.