Lance Armstrong granted Oprah Winfrey an interview which aired worldwide on Jan. 17. The OWN network had originally planned for a one night airing of the show. However, due to the hyped media buzz, the network made a last minute change to air the confessional interview for two consecutive nights.
The disgraced Tour de France winner has publicly confessed to a schemed regimen under his direction with his cyclist team, to years of doping.
Armstrong confessed he led his team to winning victories because he trained using performance enhancing drugs known as doping. He coordinated a doping scheme and made them available for his team. The “Livestrong” founder told Oprah that in his opinion, it would have been impossible to have won without the use of Erythropoientin “endurance drug” (EPO), blood transfusions and testosterone shots.
One very crucial piece to the interview was a picture of the cyclist – he was shown lying on a hospital bed – at the height of his dealing with testicular cancer. The close friend and wife of one of the men from Armstrong’s Tour de France team over heard him spewing the array of drugs that he took pre cancer. This leads the viewers wondering, could his cancer have been caused as a result of the gamut of drugs he took in training for all his bike races?
He explained to Oprah that he could not recall that conversation due to the fact, he was very ill, nor did he deny it.
Catch Oprah’s second worldwide conclusion interview of Lance Armstrong on Jan. 18, Friday, 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. For New York viewers, Time Warner Cable, channel 115; Direct TV, channel 279; DISH Network, channel 189 and RCN, channel 336.
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