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woensdag 9 januari 2013

Lance Armstrong to Discuss Doping Scandal With Oprah

Disgraced bicycling legend Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and lost a number of endorsements amid allegations that he had used performance-enhancing drugs during his career, will discusses the scandal with Oprah Winfrey in an interview that will air on the Jan. 17 edition of "Oprah's Next Chapter," Winfrey's network OWN said Tuesday.

During the 90-minute episode, Armstrong will talk about "the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career," the network said.

The interview, which airs at 9:30 p.m., is Armstrong's first since he was stripped of his titles last year, after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a report alleging that he had used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career. The sit-down took place in Armstrong's Austin, Texas home.

The episode will also stream simultaneously on Winfrey's website,

In addition to being stripped of his titles and losing lucrative endorsement deals, Armstrong was compelled to step down as chairman of his charitable foundation Livestrong, which benefits cancer victims, in light of the scandal. (Armstrong is a survivor of testicular cancer.)