The cyclist reportedly confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Monday, a source tells The Associated Press. The interview is scheduled to run Thursday on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
A seven-time Tour de France champion, Armstrong was stripped of his titles last year after a report compiled by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency accused him of not only using performance-enhancing drugs himself but also encouraging his teammates on the U.S. Postal Service team to do the same.
The source also reports that Armstrong stopped by the headquarters of the Livestrong Foundation to personally apologize to a room of about 100 foundation employees. The foundation, which was founded as the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1997 and benefits people affected by cancer, dropped Armstrong’s name in November in the wake of the USADA report.
Until Monday, Armstrong had been extremely outspoken about his innocence despite growing evidence and the confessions of several former teammates, including Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton and 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis. See a small sampling of his denials in the video below.
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