Lance Armstrong Pleads For Fair Treatment

LONDON, Nov 11, 2013 (AFP) - Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong has said he will co-operate in a bid to discover the extent of doping in the sport so long as he's treated the same as his fellow drug cheats. "If everyone gets the 'death penalty', then I'll take the 'death penalty'," said Armstrong in an interview with the BBC World Service. "If everyone gets a free pass, I'm … [Read more...]

Banned Armstrong Says He Wants To Compete Again

by Rebecca Bryan LOS ANGELES, Jan 19, 2013 (AFP) - Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong wants to return to competitive sport, but says the driving force behind his belated doping confession was the well-being of his five children. "The biggest hope and intention was the well-being of my children," Armstrong told talk show host Oprah Winfrey in the second segment of their televised … [Read more...]

Eddy Merckx ‘Extremely Disappointed’ with Armstrong

BRUSSELS, Jan 18, 2013 - Belgian cycling great Eddy Merckx on Friday said that he was "extremely disappointed" that Lance Armstrong doped his way to seven Tour de France victories. "He admitted it and it's difficult to hear," said the five-time Tour winner. "I was quite close to him and he often looked me right in the eyes when we discussed doping and obviously he said 'no'," said … [Read more...]

Beyond The Confession, Armstrong Seeks Reinvention

by Robert MacPherson WASHINGTON, Jan 18, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong didn't just come clean to Oprah Winfrey about doping on Thursday. He also tried to reinvent himself. Will the public accept his globally televised mea culpa after more than a decade of lies? Only time will tell. But judging from initial reaction on Twitter, he has a long way to go to convince people he regrets … [Read more...]

‘One Big Lie’ Armstrong Says Of 7 Drug-Fueled Tour de France

by Rebecca Bryan LOS ANGELES, Jan 17, 2013 (AFP) - Disgraced cycling legend Lance Armstrong's fierce defense of his record finally collapsed Thursday as he admitted that his seven Tour de France titles were fueled by an array of drugs. "I made my decisions. They're my mistake," Armstrong told US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, in his first interview since he was stripped of his … [Read more...]

Livestrong Charity Expects Armstrong To Be ‘Truthful’ In TV Interview

by Robert MacPherson WASHINGTON, Jan 16, 2013 (AFP) - The cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong said Wednesday it expects the disgraced cyclist to be "completely truthful and forthcoming" in his upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey. The Livestrong Foundation issued a statement on the eve of the broadcast of Armstrong's much-anticipated pre-recorded interview -- his first … [Read more...]

Oprah Winfrey Confirms Lance Armstrong ‘Came Clean’ On Doping

by Robert MacPherson WASHINGTON, Jan 15, 2013 - Lance Armstrong "came clean" to Oprah Winfrey on his use of performance enhancing drugs, she said Tuesday ahead of the much-awaited telecast of her interview with the disgraced cyclist. The talk show diva told "CBS This Morning" that her OWN cable network will telecast the two-and-a-half-hour interview unedited over two nights … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Admits To Doping In Oprah Winfrey Interview

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 14, 2013 (AFP) - Cyclist Lance Armstrong has admitted to talk show host Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs in a lengthy interview to be aired later this week, USA Today reported Monday. Although Winfrey did not reveal details of the interview ahead of its Thursday night air date on her OWN cable network and its website, she took to Twitter to say … [Read more...]

Armstrong ‘Plans To Admit To Doping’ In Oprah Interview

LOS ANGELES, Jan 11, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong plans to admit to doping for the first time in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that will be taped on Monday at the disgraced cyclist's home in Austin, Texas, USA Today reported. In an article posted on its website on Friday night, USA Today cited "a person with knowledge of the situation" as saying Armstrong plans to admit to doping … [Read more...]

Oprah Promises Tough Grilling Of Lance Armstrong

by Fabienne Faur WASHINGTON, Jan 9, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong will face a no-holds-barred interview with Oprah Winfrey, her cable TV network promised Wednesday, as speculation mounted that the cycling icon might finally confess to being a drug cheat. "Armstrong has no editorial control and no question is off-limits," Nicole Nichols of Winfrey's OWN cable TV network told … [Read more...]