Lance Armstrong Has Admitted To Doping In His Interview With Oprah Winfrey

Lance Armstrong Confesses to Doping On Oprah: Justice Department Now Likely To Pile On In Lawsuit

Lance Armstrong has admitted to doping in his interview with Oprah Winfrey.

After 10 years of denial and persistent allegations, the former seven-time Tour de France champion confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs and offered a simple “I’m sorry” to friends and colleagues.

Promoted as a “no holds barred” interview by Winfrey, it was recorded yesterday at a downtown hotel in Austin, Texas after original plans to film at Armstrong’s home were changed.

After her interview with the former cyclist, Winfrey tweeted:

“Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2 1/2 hours . He came READY!”

The Winfrey interview is scheduled to air on Thursday on her OWN network.

The disgraced cyclist’s admission came just hours after he also apologized to staff at the Livestrong cancer charity he founded in 1997 and later stepped down from.

According to The Associated Press (AP), a source close to the situation told them of Armstrong’s televised apology and confession, but spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The stunning reversal follows Armstrong’s promises — sent in a text to AP over the weekend — that he would answer Winfrey’s questions “directly, honestly and candidly.”

CBS News later confirmed Armstrong’s Winfrey admission and revealed that Winfrey will appear on CBS This Morning today to talk about her interview with Armstrong.

Armstrong huddled with almost a dozen people before stepping into a hotel room used for the Winfrey interview. The group included close friends, two of his lawyers, and his agent, manager and business partner Bill Stapleton.

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