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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.
The World Anti-Doping Agency says Lance Armstrong must confess under oath to seek a reduction in his lifetime ban from sports for doping during seven Tour de France victories.
Cycling’s governing body is urging Lance Armstrong to testify before its independent commission on doping.
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 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.
Lance Armstrong’s longtime coach came to his defense on Friday, saying the Texan is the victim of an “unjust” legal case that is likely to cost him his seven Tour de France victories.
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart says the agency will ban Lance Armstrong from cycling for life and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles for doping.