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Lance Armstrong admits to drug abuse
Lance Armstrong has always maintained that he was clean, and did not use any performance enhancing drugs, even after being stripped of the seven Tour De France titles as well as getting banned for life. But he is said to have told Oprah Winfrey that he used drugs to win the Tour De France titles, revealed sources to ABC.

IT HAS been stated that Armstrong admitted about the use of abusive substance in an interview which had been conducted by Oprah Winfrey. The show known as Oprah's Next Chapter is expected to be aired on January 17 2013 in the United States. The interview lasts for an agonising 90 minutes, where the best cyclist of all time admits about the use of drugs. It is also his first interview after the cyclist was banned by US Anti-Doping agency (USADA). The USADA stated that the cyclist was involved in one of the most sophisticated doping program ever in the sport of cycling. Surprisingly enough, the cyclist has never tested positive for drugs.

The staff members of his cancer charity foundation, Livestrong Foundation were always behind his back and never even once thought that Lance was cheating. It was this foundation, which turned the cyclist into a global icon, but it is interesting as to how would the rest of the world and his staff members digest this piece of news?

Lance, prior to his interview with Oprah, apologised to his staff, some of whom were in tears. “He had a private conversation with the staff, who have done the important work of the foundation for many years. It was a very sincere and heartfelt expression of regret over any stress that they've suffered over the course of the last few years as a result of the media attention," said Livestrong Foundation spokeswoman Katherine McLane, reported Reuters.

But one has to question the cyclist as why has he been denying about it for the past years stating that he was never involved in using drugs to improve upon his performance. What provoked him to admit it to Oprah, who is known to bring the emotional side of humans through her interview. One would assume that it is the same, which might have happened. But, it would not be surprising as well, if this was a well thought out plan by Armstrong to open up on Oprah's show, as he must have been guilty of holding the truth back for such a long time.

This piece of information has brought the sporting world to a standstill and those who have been protecting and supporting the cyclist till now have been embarrassed with the naked truth. As per various reports there are chances that the cyclist may make a personal apology to few of his close mates as well via phone.

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