Subscribe Register Login

Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:47 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Armstrong tells Oprah he doped

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published January 14, 2013 at 6:05 p.m. Updated January 14, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.

in-this-feb-15-2011-file-photo-lance-armstrong-pauses-during-an-interview-in-austin-texas

In this Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas.

— A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey’s network.

Armstrong was stripped of all seven Tour titles last year in the wake of a voluminous U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report that portrayed him as a ruthless competitor, willing to go to any lengths to win the prestigious race. USADA chief executive Travis Tygart labeled the doping regimen allegedly carried out by the U.S. Postal Service team that Armstrong once led, “The most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”

After a federal investigation of the cyclist was dropped without charges being brought last year, USADA stepped in with an investigation of its own. The agency deposed 11 former teammates and accused Armstrong of masterminding a complex and brazen drug program that included steroids, blood boosters and a range of other performance-enhancers.

Read more in Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Comments on: Armstrong tells Oprah he doped

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Teacher

    lakeside school district has the following opening for the 2...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Comm superintendent

    WantedTraveling PositionSalary + Benefits Resume to:jsummer...
    ALEXANDER, AR

  • Material handlers o?reilly auto

    material handlerso’Reilly Auto Parts is now hiring for:p/t (...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Nurse practitioners

    nurse practitioners Provider Health Services is seeking exp...
    HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas

  • Maintenance techs

    maintenance techsseeking maintenance tech with HVAC certific...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 794 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online