When the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped the hammer on cyclist Lance Armstrong, they did so with a report so comprehensive it seemed it would be impossible for him to continue to deny the allegations levied against him. In part the agency wrote that Armstrong spearheaded “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”
In spite of what seemed like a mountain of evidence to the contrary, Armstrong dug his heels in, continuing to deny any use of PEDs. While doing so he was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles and major sponsors including Nike. The cancer survivor stepped down as chairman of his Lance Armstrong Foundation and later the name was changed to the Livestrong Foundation as it distanced itself from Armstong’s deteriorating public image. Armstrong even testified in 2005 that he never used PEDs.
In his denial, Armstrong shelled out major dollars to attorneys, often publicly attacking his accusers as liars.
Once it was announced that Armstrong was going to appear on OWN in an exclusive interview, everyone including my own’s first thought was that the 41-year-old was finally going to confess. Now a very reliable source, USA Today, is reporting that Lance will finally admit to having doped throughout his career.
The interview is set to be taped on Monday at Lance’s home in Austin, Texas and will air Thursday evening on OWN.