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Lance admits: 'I did it'

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has admitted he took a range performance enhancing drugs and swapped blood during his career. 

The seven-time Tour de France champion - who has been stripped of all his titles - has opened up to US talk show host Oprah Winfrey in an interview recorded earlier this week. 

He has confessed to performance enhancing drugs and blood doping in all the seven titles he won.

The interview is being screened in New Zealand on Sky's Discovery Channel and Animal Planet in two parts - the first airing this afternoon, the second tomorrow. 

Discovery - which also owns Animal Planet - is part-owner of Winfrey's OWN channel, and was also one of Armstrong's sponsors. 

 

Comments and questions

What a doofus. How can he ever be trusted again after all his vehement protestations of innocence and threats to ruin whistleblowers' careers.

Under what circumstances is he ever likely to require the public's trust ever again?

For his further interviews and rounds on the speaking circuit where he details how the corruption is so embedded in cycling that he had to do drugs to compete...

He needs income to pay for the money people will be seeking back from him.

You gotta love the tenacity of his denials though. A for effort (if not for retaining his career).

Wicked.

Drug users perhaps. I very much doubt many of them are addicts.

The Tour de France hasn't been a valid sporting event for decades. It's simply a bunch of drug addicts on a bike ride through the French countryside.

Hard to know what the competition is - a cycle race or who can hide performance enhancers better.

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