Lance Armstrong admits during his interview with Oprah that he used performance-enhancing drugs. Photo via Sports Illustrated

Lance Armstrong, Oprah Interview: Cyclist Admits Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs


Lance Armstrong has finally come clean.

A source tells the Associated Press that the cyclist has admitted his use of performance-enhancing drug during his interview with Oprah. Armstrong’s interview will be cut down to a 90 minute special that will air on Oprah’s on network this Thursday.

Here is more from the Associated Press:

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.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey’s network.

Earlier today, it was reported that Armstrong had been calling members of the cycling community that he had misled to apologize, but he never admitted doping to them. Later this afternoon before his interview with Oprah, Armstrong gave a “very sincere and heartfelt apology to the staff” of the Livestrong charity he was once such a major part of.

Armstrong’s confession was expected to take place during the interview, so it comes as no real surprise that he has finally admitted to doping. It’s just a shame it took him so long to do so.

The 41-year-old has lied for so long, it was a surprise he did not convince himself his lie was the truth. Armstrong’s years of deceit have finally taken their toll on him and he decided it was time to clear his conscience. I guess it is better late than never.

Personally, I can’t wait to see how Armstrong can possibly defend his lies that hurt so many people. Here is a video from Buzzfeed showing us all of the viscous lies Armstrong spread over the years:


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