Armstrong: Last Few Weeks ‘Difficult’

    DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX - OCTOBER 15:  Seven time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong waits at the starting line during his Team Livestrong Challenge bike ride on October 15, 2011 in Dripping Springs, Texas.  (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)

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    Shamed cycling legend Lance Armstrong stated the obvious when he said the last few weeks have been “difficult” at his first public appearance since being outed for doping. Armstrong addressed a crowd at Livestrong’s 15th-anniversary celebration, saying he was “humbled” by their support. “It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for me and my family, my friends and this foundation…I’ve been better, but I’ve also been worse,” he said. Nike, Anheuser-Busch, and other sponsors said they would terminate their contracts with Armstrong after the USADA released evidence that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs. The cyclist stepped down as chairman of Livestrong, but will remain on the board of directors.

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