Armstrong tells Oprah he doped

Posted: January 14, 2013 at 6:05 p.m.
Updated: January 14, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.

In this Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas.

— A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

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 in the wake of 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 accused Armstrong of masterminding a complex and brazen drug program that included steroids, blood boosters and a range of other performance-enhancers.

Read more in Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.


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Why don't we not go after the dude that came in second and place the spotlight on him too. Bet you will find out he doped also, just not as well. Crap depends on what country you're from Who cares, Lance won it, that everyone remembers.

Posted by: JailBird

January 14, 2013 at 11:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE "Why don't we not go after the dude that came in second and place the spotlight on him too."
Good point.

RE "Bet you will find out he doped also, just not as well."
You'd be right six out of the seven times Lance Armstrong won. Third place? Four out of seven.

Posted by: AlphaCat

January 14, 2013 at 11:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )