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Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network.
Armstrong was stripped of all seven Tour titles last year following a voluminous U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report that portrayed him as a ruthless competitor, willing to go to any lengths to win the prestigious race.
USADA chief executive Travis Tygart labeled the doping regimen allegedly carried out by the U.S. Postal Service team that Armstrong once led, ''The most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.''
After a federal investigation of the cyclist was dropped without charges being brought last year, USADA stepped in with an investigation of its own. The agency deposed 11 former teammates and accuse...
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Nike CEO Phil Knight hasn't completely closed the door on a possible reconciliation with Lance Armstrong, even if the disgraced cyclist admits to using PEDs.
If you are planning a heartfelt admission and apology, you do not float a trial balloon first to see if it will go over OK. You do not look for the softest landing possible. You do not wait until there is nothing to lose by doing it, and every personal thing to gain.
You do not plan to take down everyone around you.
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An independent panel preparing to investigate the International Cycling Union's links to Lance Armstrong is fighting back against the governing body's resistance to offer amnesty to potential witnesses.
The three-member panel says it will soon hold a public hearing in London to examine if ''truth and reconciliation'' should be offered to riders and officials...
The World Anti-Doping Agency says Lance Armstrong must confess under oath to seek a reduction in his lifetime ban from sports for doping during seven Tour de France victories.
WADA says it ''read with interest media reports suggesting a television `confession' made by Lance Armstrong'' to talk show host Oprah Winfrey on Monday.
Armstrong reportedly hopes to...
Only Oprah Winfrey and her crew have heard the words directly from Lance Armstrong, but his interview this week could result in his sport being bounced from the Olympics, according to a report.
News agency Reuters reported Tuesday that a member of the International Olympic Committee would consider dropping cycling from the Olympics if the sport's governing body were implicated...
Lance Armstrong said Wednesday that viewers can judge for themselves how candid he was in his interview with Oprah Winfrey.
''I left it all on the table with her and when it airs the people can decide,'' he said in a text message to The Associated Press.
Armstrong responded to a report in the New York Daily News, citing an unidentified source, that he was not contrite...
Lance Armstrong apologized to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation before heading to an interview with Oprah Winfrey, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussion was private.
Stripped last year of his seven Tour de France titles because of doping charges, Armstrong addressed...
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Mike Francesa has always thought that Lance Armstrong gave himself the cancer with all the steroids and stuff. Always. Certainly way before you did. Way back when. Word was he was doing a million...
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