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RBS joins the list of banks implicated in the ever-widening LIBOR scandal. RBS joins the list of banks implicated in the ever-widening LIBOR scandal. Flickr\ell brown

In the Tour de Finance, who will be the Lance Armstrong of the financial markets?

In his recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong belatedly admitted to taking illicit drugs throughout his career. But in doing so, he also shed light on a corrupt culture within the sport involving…
Lance Armstrong surprised many by the extent to which he confessed to cheating, arrogant denial and bullying in his interview with Oprah. Lance Armstrong surprised many by the extent to which he confessed to cheating, arrogant denial and bullying in his interview with Oprah. AAP Image/Oprah.com

Spin: Lance Armstrong’s confession and Livestrong’s future

In his much anticipated interview with Oprah, Lance Armstrong surprised many by the extent to which he confessed to cheating, arrogant denial and bullying. But is this enough to protect the Livestrong…
The Armstrong confession tells us a lot about our relationship with the media and sportspeople. The Armstrong confession tells us a lot about our relationship with the media and sportspeople. AAP Image/Oprah.com

Lance Armstrong begins his confession – but why Oprah?

By now you would have heard about Lance Armstrong’s “world exclusive” encounter with Oprah Winfrey. The first half of the two-part interview aired this afternoon (AEST), attracting much attention from…
Irrespective of his response to questions from Oprah, Lance Armstrong’s previous evasions about drug use indicate a faulty moral compass. Irrespective of his response to questions from Oprah, Lance Armstrong’s previous evasions about drug use indicate a faulty moral compass.

Lance Armstrong’s wrong turn at the moral and legal crossroads

If Lance Armstrong admits today to using performance-enhancing drugs during his career as a professional cyclist, his evasive response to the US Anti-Doping Agency’s allegations has to suggest at the very…
Lance Armstrong should reveal the dirty business of being a professional athlete. Lance Armstrong should reveal the dirty business of being a professional athlete. EPA/Elizabeth Kreutz

The whole truth and nothing but: what I want from Lance Armstrong

What I want from Lance Armstrong is the unabridged and brutal truth. It’s very simple. I want to know why he doped. Unlike other commentators, I am hoping Armstrong avoids mea culpa and throwing himself…
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will need to do more than appear on Oprah to win back public appeal. Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will need to do more than appear on Oprah to win back public appeal. EPA/Ian Langsdon

An old dog with an old trick: why Lance Armstrong’s Oprah moment won’t save him

Once upon a time, there was something beseeching about a public mea culpa. Once upon a time, if you found yourself soliciting sex in a toilet block, in bed with a prostitute or having fathered an illegitimate…