AUSTIN, Texas ? Jan. 16, 2013 ? Due to the number of media inquiries regarding Lance Armstrong?s interview with Oprah Winfrey airing this Thursday and Friday, the LIVESTRONG Foundation today issued the following statement:
?This week, Lance came to the LIVESTRONG Foundation to talk to our team in person. He expressed his regret for the stress the team suffered in recent years as a result of the controversy surrounding his cycling career. He asked that they stay focused on serving people affected by cancer, something our team has always done excellently and will continue to do.
We expect Lance to be completely truthful and forthcoming in his interview and with all of us in the cancer community. We expect we will have more to say at that time. Regardless, we are charting a strong, independent course forward that is focused on helping people overcome financial, emotional and physical challenges related to cancer. Inspired by the people with cancer whom we serve, we feel confident and optimistic about the Foundation?s future and welcome an end to speculation.?