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Armstrong set for tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey

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Cycling News
Published:
January 9, 2013, 00:50,
Updated:
January 9, 2013, 00:51
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First Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Air date January 17

Lance Armstrong will give his first interview since being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles later this month when he appears on the 'Oprah's Next Chapter' program on her eponymous US cable television network.

The interview, which will go to air on January 17 will also be available simultaneously through the network's website.

Armstrong was the focus of the United States Anti-Doping Agency's investigation which labelled the US Postal team's operation as "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen" on October 10, 2012. USADA stripped Armstrong of all results from August 1, 1998 when he declined to contest charges of doping in late August and handed the Texan a lifetime ban all of which was later ratified by cycling's governing body, the UCI.

The 41-year-old will give the interview from his home in Texas.

A media release on Oprah.com said that "Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career."

 

Chuck_T More than 1 year ago
Oprah, oh dear.
sideshadow More than 1 year ago
Audience members, blood bags for everybody!!
TShame More than 1 year ago
"It wasn't my fault!" "I did it for America." "I'm bi-polar with dual personalities and the other guy is an *&##@%" "Tyler Hamilton and Johan Bruyneel made me do it." Pick any excuse, or add more.
PhrediePhly More than 1 year ago
Lance Armstrong is sitting down with Oprah Winfrey. The special 90-minute Thursday night episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter will air Thursday, January 17 on Winfrey’s cable network OWN. The interview will also be streamed live on Oprah.com.
Pignone Fisso More than 1 year ago
Where do you get all this info from?...man, you're good!
pinocchio More than 1 year ago
This should be good
Chris McCormick More than 1 year ago
If he confesses to Oprah, it's proof that she has more power than the U.S. court system.
zecarioca More than 1 year ago
if this is true, wonder if some people at UCI and riders from that time are loosing sleep now :) Chris is right if Oprah pulls this one and he confess she has more power than we think, she should run for president, doesn't she owns a country?
ridleyrider More than 1 year ago
Would be brilliant move on both parts. Lance gets open mic without a lot of interruption so he can tell his side. Oprah gets an interview that the rights to would net millions. Lance gets paid enough to settle with every race he took a prime from or anyone else with a claim against him.
Doug Rand More than 1 year ago
Oprah softballs headed LA's way. We'll all be in tears over how he has been victimized.
Strydz More than 1 year ago
Oh no I am sure it will be a pulling no punches hard hitting interview *cough* ;)
Pignone Fisso More than 1 year ago
*Try NyQuil*
Alexander Scott More than 1 year ago
That's correct. Oprah has always romanticized with LA. Does anyone remember the Sheryl Crow interview when Crow & LA were engaged to be married? Oprah made LA look like a god. This is just another deception attempt by the liar, cheat LA and only $$$$$ to be made by Oprah. I can't wait to see the show.
RidemanRide100 More than 1 year ago
Alexander, I'll save you some time. I think this is a going to be a rerun of the past 15 years. He doesn't need the cash (last report by the NY times gave his net worth at close to 125 million) but he's looking for something else. What a snake he is. I wonder if he'll cry?
Trihard More than 1 year ago
$$$$ for Lance. Remorse??? Unlikely, just need to beef up the retirement fund!!
Chuck_T More than 1 year ago
Two self serving entities :( Doubtful Oprah will be asking questions like "But why try and destroy peoples lives??"
LaBici More than 1 year ago
Not To Be Watched.