What a wonderful way to show our children good sportsmanship, honesty and how to enjoy the fruits of their hard work. We teach our daughter that through practice and dedication, she can succeed. You teach that yes, you can train, but if you just take some drugs, have some blood transfusions and probably other things, you can succeed. Don't worry. You can lie your way out of it.
Did you sleep well after duping everyone?
How did you accept the prize knowing that you didn't deserve it even though there were people who finished behind you-- people who finished honestly? These were the people who SHOULD HAVE been able to enjoy the spotlight. They should have been able to get that yellow shirt and all of the fanfare. You got it instead. Now, years later, you say that you lied. How do you think those people feel?
How could you go through photo op after photo op?
How could you have all of those yellow shirts hanging all over your walls?
I cannot understand why you did it.
I cannot understand why you denied it for so long, took so much money for endorsement and offered so little back in repayment. Why wouldn't you want to pay everyone back every single dime that they gave you to run your lie?
How do you explain all of this to your 5 children, some of whom were on the podium in yellow dresses and helping you to hoist your newest award?
Why is it that it is so difficult to find honest people who we are willing to have our children look up to? This makes me so mad. Truly, I can't possibly understand why someone would do this.
I have no idea.