Lance Armstrong confessed to his abuse of the drug, dope, while speaking to a talk show host several days ago. And though people of the tabloids and celeb news seem to be making it a big deal, big wig David Howman, the executive director of the World Anti-Doping Agency, says "so what?"
Richard Pound, the founding chairman of WADA and a member of the International Olympic Committee, also said he was unmoved. “If what he’s looking for is some kind of reconstruction of his image instead of providing entertainment with Oprah Winfrey, he’s got a long way to go. He’s certainly going to have to be more forthcoming.”
The strongest reaction in the immediate aftermath of the interview came from Betsy Andreu, the wife of a former Armstrong teammate, Frankie Andreu. Previously, she testified at an insurance arbitration claiming that she had heard Armstrong, while under cancer treatment, outline the performance-enhancing drugs he had used. Armstrong responded with vicious and personal attacks on her, often calling her crazy on multiple occasions.
In Thursday’s broadcast he did not confirm that her testimony had, in fact, been true, nor did he offer an explicit apology for his attacks.
“He owed it to me,” Betsy Andreu said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” after the Armstrong interview. “You owed it to me, Lance, and you dropped the ball. After what you’ve done to me and what you’ve done to my family, and you couldn’t own up to it?”