The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Lance Armstrong, one of the most important and iconic athletes of the 21st century, has come clean, at least to some extent, about his history with performance-enhancing drugs.
As Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated indicates, Armstrong has admitted his PED use in his interview with Oprah:
Lance Armstrong tells Oprah, 'Yes,' I took banned substances to enhance performance. Says he took EPO, blood doped, took PED's.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) January 18, 2013
This is the final chapter in a long, controversial history for Armstrong that started nearly 14 years ago. He was supposed to be the hero that not only conquered all the odds to come back from a life-threatening disease, but helped turn a niche sport into a must-see event in this country.
Now, after everything that has happened over the last eight months, Armstrong is focusing on trying to rebuild his brand and save whatever he can of his name. Whether that last part is possible or not remains to be seen, but there is a lot of work that has to be done.
In light of the events involving Armstrong, here is a look back at how we got to this point.