For the first time since cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from elite competition by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, he sits down for a no-holds-barred interview, with Oprah. For years, he's denied that he used banned substances to enhance his cycling performance. Will he finally come clean? Find out now.
Why Lance Armstrong Is Ready to Come Clean
For more than a decade, Lance Armstrong adamantly denied that he ever used banned substances—like erythropoietin (EPO), testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone—to improve his cycling performance. Now, after admitting his guilt to Oprah, Lance reveals why he decided to finally tell the truth.
Lance Armstrong's Reckless Behavior and Ruthless Desire to Win
Lance Armstrong opens up about his reckless behavior; his association with controversial Italian sports trainer and medical consultant, Dr. Michele Ferrari; and his flaws that were magnified by fame. Watch as he reveals how his desire to "win at all costs" and his arrogance made him willing to risk it all.
Lance Armstrong's 'Inexcusable' Attacks
After Emma O'Reilly, a former masseuse for Lance Armstrong's cycling team, told the media that a doctor backdated a cortisone prescription for Lance, the champion cyclist went on the attack. Lance sued Emma, even though he now says she was telling the truth. Watch as Lance reveals how his desire to control every outcome made him do "inexcusable" things. Plus, find out how he's trying to make amends.
Why Lance Armstrong Says He Had to Dope to Win
Between 1999 and 2005, Lance Armstrong led the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team and, later, the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team to the top of the podium at the Tour de France seven consecutive times. Find out why Lance believes he and some of his teammates had to dope in order to win.
Lance Armstrong Reveals Details of His Doping Scheme
Code words. Private jets. Secret blood transfusions. For almost a decade, Lance Armstrong was involved in a systematic doping ring that spanned several countries. How did it work? Watch as Lance shares details and reveals which banned substances went into his cocktail.
Lance Armstrong's Most Humbling Moment
In October 2012, shortly after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stripped Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France wins, he says the fallout began. Sponsorships worth tens of millions of dollars—from corporations like Nike and Anheuser-Busch—cut ties with Lance. Then, Lance says, came the lowest moment. Watch as he tells Oprah why stepping away from his foundation, Livestrong, was the hardest.
Who Does Lance Armstrong Owe an Apology To?
After coming clean about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, Lance Armstrong, a man who says he truly believed he was invincible at one point in his life, owes many people apologies. Watch as Lance tells Oprah how this is part of his process. Plus, Lance reveals whether he'd sit down with David Walsh, a journalist who pursued the truth about Lance for 13 years.
Does Lance Armstrong's Punishment Fit the Crime?
In hindsight, Lance Armstrong says he wishes he could go back in time and admit to doping at the same time as some of his former teammates. After admitting the truth, many of those cyclists were banned from competition for six months. Lance, however, was eventually given a lifetime ban. Does he think he got what he deserved? Watch and see.
Why Lance Armstrong Says He Deserves a Chance to Compete Again
Lance Armstrong has spent most of his life training and competing at the highest levels, but since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency banned him from elite competition, he says he can't even run a local 10k race. Is Lance finally coming clean about his use of banned substances in hopes of someday returning to cycling? Find out now.
Lance Armstrong Takes His Defiance to Twitter
Just weeks after being stripped of his Tour de France titles, Lance Armstrong tweeted out a photo of himself in his Austin, Texas, home. Under the photo, which shows him relaxing beneath his seven famed, framed yellow jerseys, he wrote: "Back in Austin and just layin' around." Watch as he tells Oprah how that tweet was an act of defiance...and why he thought it was a good idea at the time.
Lance Armstrong on Telling His Son the Truth
Lance Armstrong, a father of five, has been denying allegations that he doped for his 13-year-old son Luke's entire life. Watch as Lance shares the moment he knew he had to tell Luke the truth and tell him to stop defending his reputation online. How did Luke react? Find out