Lance Armstrong finally confesses drug abuse to Oprah Winfrey
Lance Armstrong has finally ended over a decade of denial about using performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. The 41-year-old confessed to Oprah Winfrey in an interview on Monday that will be broadcasted later on Thursday.
According to reports, the famous talk-show host Oprah Winfrey has refused to reveal the full details of the interview, therefore everyone will have to wait for the show on Thursday to hear what Lance Armstrong has confessed to.
The Associated Press news agency has also backed reports about Lance Armstrong’s claims, which have set fire to the sports community once again.
After her interview with Lance Armstrong on Monday, Oprah Winfrey went on Twitter and said: “Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2 ½ hours. He came READY!”
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stripped Lance Armstrong of his record seven Tour de France titles (1999-2005) last year after declaring him to be a “serial cheat”. For years Lance Armstrong fought against accusations of using performance-enhancing drugs till the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency finally ended the saga by removing his name from honors he had won.
Later, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency described the whole fiasco as the “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping regime the sport has ever seen”. Undoubtedly, this was one of the most despicable and shameful acts in the history of the sport.
From what has been revealed by Lance Armstrong’s confession it is been reported that not only did Lance Armstrong use performance-enhancing drugs, but he expected his teammates to copy him.
Until now, Lance Armstrong has always denied charges of drug abuse. Therefore, confiding in Oprah Winfrey about using performance-enhancing drugs came as quite a shock to the sports community. The shock must have been felt tenfold by the charity Lance Armstrong set up, ‘Livestrong’.
Lance Armstrong has announced regret over using performance-enhancing drugs and has apologized for letting down his supporters. The interview has also captured Lance Armstrong making an apology to his fans and staff from Livestrong.