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Lance Armstrong confesses during interview with Oprah
Lance Armstrong admitted to Oprah Winfrey during his televised interview on OWN that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career, despite vehement denials for years. "I view this situation as one big lie that I repeated a lot of times," he said, explaining that he used a litany of banned substances while winning seven Tour de France races.
"I was always a fighter," Armstrong said in the first of the two-part interview that aired Thursday night. "Before my diagnosis, I was a competitor, but not a fierce competitor. Then I said I will do anything I need to do to survive. Then I brought that ruthless, win-at-all-costs attitude into cycling."
Winfrey brought up some of the people from Armstrong's past who had made allegations against the cycling star, people whom Armstrong had sued in retaliation for their claims against him. Among them was Betsy Andreu, wife of Armstrong's former teammate Frankie Andreu, one of the first people to go public with allegations that Armstrong had once admitted to using banned substances.
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January 18, 2013