All the speculation is about to end. In a matter of hours, viewers can judge for themselves whether Lance Armstrong told the truth this time.
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.
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.
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.
Cycling’s governing body is urging Lance Armstrong to testify before its independent commission on doping.
Lance Armstrong has finally come clean.
A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.
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.