It’s been in the news this week that disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been contemplating a public confession regarding his suspected use of performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his long-standing career. And now, Oprah Winfrey has announced that she has snagged an exclusive, “no-holds-barred interview,” according to her website.
In the Jan. 17 episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, taped at the athlete’s home in Austin, Tex., Lance “will address 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 site reveals.
The cyclist was recently stripped of all of his Tour de France winner titles and lucrative endorsements and banned for life from cycling by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency. Lance has denied all of these charges, but the New York Times, citing anonymous sources, has reported that Lance has confided in colleagues about possibly confessing. The confession could mean a lifting of hiss lifetime ban.
Lance’s interview with Oprah on Oprah’s Next Chapter will air Thursday, January 17, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. The interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide on Oprah.com.
This is a huge deal! This is Lance’s first interview since the whole ordeal, and it’s sure to be watched by millions. Is it possible that he will actually admit the charges?! I don’t know if they’re true or not, but I do know that Oprah has a way of pulling things out of these celebs on Next Chapter that they wouldn’t normally admit in a regular interview! Guess we’ll all have to watch and see!
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