So where does the actor rank among the most noteworthy celeb apologies? Justin Bieber: The 20-year-old pop star issued a public apology after a 2011 video recently surfaced, in which the Biebs tells a racist joke.
"As a kid, I didn't understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt," the Biebs began in his lengthy statement.
"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago.
As part of those sanctions, all results going back to August 1998, including his seven Tour wins, were voided.
At age 16, Armstrong began competing as a triathlete and was a national sprint-course triathlon champion in 19.
In 1992, Armstrong began his career as a professional cyclist with the Motorola team.
He had notable success between 19, including stage 8 of the Tour de France and the World Championship in 1993, the Clásica de San Sebastián in 1995, Tour Du Pont in 19, and a handful of stage victories in Europe, including stage 18 of the 1995 Tour de France.
Ciarán Lennon An Post-Chain-Reaction team directors Seán Kelly and Kurt Bogaerts have admitted defeat in their efforts to keep the Irish continental team on the road for next year.
on September 18, 1971) is an American former professional road racing cyclist.
Tuesday after he was caught on camera using a homophobic slur and admitted that he hopes other people will learn from his mistake."This is a heartbreaking situation for me…in that moment I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people," the 30-year-old actor said after revealing that he was repeatedly taunted by the paps before he lost his cool. I'm leaving here to go spend the day with one of my closest co-workers and best friend who is gay, who's getting married, who I'm going to stand at his wedding. ""I'm not at all defending my choice of words but I am happy to be the poster boy for thinking about what you say and how those words, even if you don't intend them and how they mean, they are rooted in hate, and that's bulls—t.
I shouldn't have said that."While Hill's apology sure sounds heartfelt, there are a number of celebs who may need a lesson in begging for forgiveness.
"I view this situation as one big lie I repeated a lot of times," he said.
"I made those decisions, they were my mistake and I'm here to say sorry." Prior to his interview, Armstrong also apologized to the staff of the Livestrong Foundation after he stepped down as chairman of the organization. Arnold Schwarzenegger: There's no easy way to say you're sorry after fathering a love child with a longtime staff member, but the former governor of California tried his very best to make his amends with his family after the scandal came to light.
Armstrong is the 1993 professional world champion, and won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005.