On Monday, Lance Armstrong answered over one hundred of Oprah Winfrey’s pointed questions regarding his admission to doping en route to his seven Tour De France victories. The interview will be shown Thursday on Oprah’s network.
Prior to the taping, Armstrong pledged to answer Winfrey's questions "directly, honestly and candidly." Afterwards, Winfrey described the interview as “difficult,” “exhausting,” and “forthcoming.”
Not good enough, says the World Anti-Doping Agency. On Tuesday, the Agency announced that Armstrong must formally confess to them, under oath, if he ever hopes for a reduction or reprieve in his lifetime ban from sports.
Although he has not commented about a return to cycling, Armstrong reportedly hopes to return and compete in recognized triathlon events.
In a statement, WADA said it “read with interest media reports suggesting a television 'confession' made by Lance Armstrong.”
However, WADA made it clear that "only when Mr. Armstrong makes a full confession under oath - and tells the anti-doping authorities all he knows about doping activities - can any legal and proper process for him to seek any reopening or reconsideration of his lifetime ban commence."
Armstrong comes clean on Oprah, lawsuits to follow (video)