Lance Armstrong confessed. He choked up. He apologized.
After 13 years of fierce denials, the disgraced cyclist admitted to Oprah Winfrey during a 2 1/2-hour, two-night interview that he did indeed use performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times.
Armstrong revealed a lot - but not everything - in the interview and the public will judge him not only for what he said, but how he said it and what he left out. Armstrong's confession came in broad strokes, skipping over details and protecting the names of those who may have helped him.
But ultimately he answered the biggest question of all.
Highlights of Armstrong's confession:
Q: So Armstrong admitted doping?
A: Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. In a rapid-fire sequence of five questions at the start of the interview, Armstrong admitted using performance-enhancing drugs and other banned doping techniques, including blood boosters, steroids and blood transfusions, every year he won the Tour de France from 1999...