The International Olympic Committee has reportedly stripped Lance Armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics following his admission to doping.
Before his abrupt U-turn in an interview this week with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong had, many times and in many forums, consistently denied that he used performance-enhancing drugs. Here is a sample of some of the cyclist’s choicest comments on the subject before he finally admitted to doping:
The Livestrong charity Lance Armstrong founded says it expects the disgraced cyclist was “completely truthful and forthcoming” in his interview with Oprah Winfrey.
CBS News: DOJ Turns Down Requests By Armstrong To Pay Millions To US Government, Become Federal Witness
The Justice Department turned down requests by Lance Armstrong to pay the federal government more than $5 million in compensation for the fraud he allegedly committed against the U.S. Postal Service and also to act as a federal witness, CBS News reports.
Oprah Winfrey says she was “satisfied” with Lance Armstrong’s answers after admitting to her he used performance-enhancing drugs during a 2 1/2 hour interview.
Lance Armstrong has finally come clean.
A person with knowledge of the situation says Lance Armstrong has apologized to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation. He did so before heading to an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Local and international news crews are staking out positions in front of Lance Armstrong’s lush, Spanish-style villa ahead of the cyclist’s interview with Oprah Winfrey later Monday.
The head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency claimed in a recent interview that former cyclist Lance Armstrong attempted to give a large sum of money to the organization, and that they were subject to death threats from fans of the fallen athlete.
The New York Times reported Friday that Lance Armstrong, who has strongly denied the doping charges that led to him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, has told associates he is considering admitting to the use of performance-enhancing drugs.