Reports Say Armstrong Admits Doping, Says He'll Testify

Lance Armstrong spoke with Oprah Winfrey on Monday and apparently told her
that he did use performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. Winfrey
met with Armstrong for about 2 1/2 hours in his hometown of Austin, Texas.
Details were not provided after the interview, but Winfrey spoke Tuesday on
the program "CBS This Morning" and didn't refute reports from Monday night
that the seven-time Tour de France winner confessed in some form, saying "he
did not come clean in the manner I expected." The Armstrong interview was
scheduled to be broadcast Thursday on the Oprah Winfrey Network, but Winfrey
said it will now air over two nights -- Thursday and Friday -- because of the
length. Armstrong won the Tour de France from 1999-2005, but was stripped of
all seven titles in October of 2012 following a lengthy investigation by the
United States Anti-Doping Agency.

Federal attorneys are recommending the Justice Department join a lawsuit inititated by a former teammate of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. The suit claims Armstrong and others defrauded the U.S. Postal Service of about 30-million dollars when it sponsored his racing team. Armstrong admits that he took performance enhancing drugs before and during his run to seven Tour de France victories, according to people who saw the interview he taped with Oprah Winfrey yesterday. The "New York Times" reports Armstrong also plans to testify against several powerful officials in the International Cycling Union, who knew about his doping and possibly helped him carry it off.

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