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.