Lance Armstong finally admits to doping in unexpected way

Published On January 15, 2013 | By Karoline Zacharer

Lance Armstrong has come clean, admitting his doping to Oprah Winfrey in a taped interview that will air later this week.

This is a big step for the disgraced cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles in October 2012. He has always flat-out denied allegations that he ever partook in blood doping or the use of performance enhancing drugs.

Winfrey was promoting the interview on a segment of ‘CBS This Morning’ and told the reporters that Armstrong “did not come clean in the manner I expected,” and that “we were mesmerized by some of his answers. . . .”

Armstrong is also reportedly going to be investigated by the US Justice Department on terms that he violated his contract with the United States Postal Service racing team by doping. The Justice Department will reportedly be looking into having some of the $35 million dollars that the Postal Service invested into the team returned. The deadline for the Justice Department to file the suit is Thursday.

Other reports have surfaced, claiming that Armstrong admitted to doping only before his cancer diagnosis in 1996. Whatever the case, we’ll know for sure when the first installment of the two-part interview airs on Thursday night on the OWN network.

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Karoline Zacharer is a senior at Bridgewater State University majoring in communications. For the past four years, she has covered everything from football to women's lacrosse as a reporter for BSU's Bears Sports Network. She has also written minor league baseball news for You can follow Karoline on Twitter at @KarolineZ.