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Lance Armstrong’s Lies
  1. What famous cyclist is depicted in the cartoon, and what does he want to “tell the truth” about?
  2. Why is his bicycle made up of “lies”
  3. Did you watch or hear about Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah Winfrey last week? Why do you think he decided to admit his use of performance-enhancing drugs?
  4. Why might so many high-profile athletes cheat? Do you think anything can be done to address the problem?
  5. Should athletes who dope, like Armstrong, be forgiven? Explain.