Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/29/14
The government of South Australia state said Tuesday it will seek damages or compensation from Lance Armstrong after his reported confession to Oprah Winfrey that he doped during his cycling career. South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill said the state would seek the repayment of several million dollars in appearance fees paid to Armstrong for competing in the Tour Down Under in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Weatherill said reports Armstrong admitted doping during a recorded interview with Winfrey, due to be broadcast in the United States on Thursday, changed the government's view on its entitlement to compensation. He said Armstrong ''has deceived the cycling community around the world'' by repeatedly denying the use of performance-enhancing drugs during a career in which he won the Tour de France seven times. ''We'd be more than happy for Mr. Armstrong to make any repayment of monies to us,'' Weatherill said. Weatherill refused to say how much the South Australian state government pai...
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