Defamed cyclist Lance Armstrong has reportedly agreed to sit down and speak with Oprah Winfrey and discuss his career as well as his latest trials and challenges.
According to reports, Winfrey is slated to interview Armstrong for an upcoming episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter”.
Winfrey’s interview would be the first for the cyclist since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency banned him for life and stripped him of all the titles he had won since 1999, including his record-breaking seven consecutive Tour de France championships. Armstrong’s titles were taken away because the belief from the USADA that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
The interview with Armstrong is scheduled to interview on Winfrey’s OWN Network on January 17th, and will profile Armstrong in a 90-minute special which was filmed at Armstrong’s home in Austin.
Reports have surfaced that Armstrong wants to “come clean” about his usage of doping enhancers but Armstrong’s legal team has denounced such is the case.
The USADA has stood by their claim that eyewitnesses saw Armstrong using blood transfusions, testosterone and other banned substances to help him win during the Tour de France championships.
Armstrong has denied any use of performance enhancement throughout his career.
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