Posted January 15, 2013 on
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The government of South Australia state says 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 Tuesday 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 he used performance-enhancing drugs during a career in which he won the Tour de France seven times.
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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.
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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...
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 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.
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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...
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