Lance Armstrong Admits Doping

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lance Armstrong has confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The 2 1/2-hour session took place Monday, just a couple of hours after Armstrong apologized to staff at the Livestrong charity he founded and has now been forced to surrender.

Winfrey says "emotional" doesn't come close to describing her conversation with the 41-year-old Armstrong.

Armstrong admits that he used performance-enhancing drugs while winning the seven Tour de France titles that were stripped last year when the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report built around the testimony of former teammates.

The session was to be broadcast in a single special Thursday but Winfrey says it will now run in two parts on Thursday and Friday because there is so much material. Winfrey would not characterize whether Armstrong seemed contrite, saying she'll leave that to viewers.


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