What a dope!
After a decade of denying using performance-enhancing drugs, famed cyclist and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will admit to doping in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey. The interview took place yesterday and will not air until Thursday, but the big O has confirmed that the confession took place.
Oprah said the interview took place in Lance's hometown of Austin and both parties agreed to not speak publicly about the confession until it aired, but "by the time I left Austin and landed in Chicago you all had already confirmed it," she said today on CBS This Morning. She described Lance as "forthcoming" and that she was "satisfied by the answers."
Armstrong has already been banned for life from cycling by the World Anti-Doping Agency and even if his confession allows for a lift on the ban, it cannot be reduced to less than eight years. And the admission could be costly in every sense: Lance is in talks with U.S. Justice Department officials about returning a portion of the roughly $35 million that the U.S. Postal Service paid his cycling team in sponsorship dollars. In addition, London-based Sunday Times also is suing Armstrong to recover about $500,000 it paid him to settle a libel lawsuit regarding accusations of doping.
Unfortunately, we all might be combing YouTube for the interview because the two-hour special will air on Oprah's OWN network... which nobody gets...
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