Lance Armstrong Chokes Up: 'I'm Sorry' Disgraced cyclist apologizes to staff at Livestrong By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff Posted Jan 14, 2013 3:53 PM CST 41 comments Comments In this Aug. 24, 2009 file photo, Lance Armstrong speaks during the opening session of the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit in Dublin, Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File) (Newser) – Lance Armstrong gave an emotional apology to Livestrong staff today before heading off to his interview with Oprah Winfrey, reports ABC News. His "sincere and heartfelt apology" left some of the 100 Livestrong Foundation staffers in tears at their Austin, Texas, headquarters, said a spokeswoman. She refused to say whether Armstrong copped to doping, but said the disgraced cyclist "took responsibility" for the problems he had brought the foundation. An insider tells the AP that he made no direct confession, but did choke up during the session and told them, "I'm sorry."