Report: Armstrong admits to doping in interview with Oprah
Trace Gallagher reports
- Duration 3:31
- Date Jan 14, 2013
Trace Gallagher reports
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File -- urgent now after years of vehement denials.
After all the lost lawsuits and all the name calling Lance Armstrong has now reportedly admitted.
-- -- Armstrong sat down with Oprah today for an interview that sit here on her network Thursday and according to the Associated Press.
They are just reporting Armstrong got emotional at times as he confessed to using performance enhancing drugs.
US doping officials have said that Armstrong was at the forefront of V most sophisticated and successful doping program sport has ever seen.
Last year the agency reported -- -- of Armstrong's former teammates had witnessed him using the drugs eleven of them.
Cycling officials stripped Armstrong of his seven tour -- France titles and banned him from life.
Lance Armstrong later tweeted a photo.
He's framed -- winning jerseys behind him he -- the investigation which aren't.
But today is different a much different story and just before the Oprah interview.
Armstrong stopped but stopped by his -- a live strong cancer foundation he reportedly choked up and apologize to the staff.
Trace Gallagher has more from our West Coast news -- on on news that came out just as this newscast was beginning.
What what all we learn.
-- this thing had very very tight lid kept -- -- all day long ship -- kind of released little bits of details throughout the day that it was emotional and just minutes ago saying that Lance Armstrong did in fact say that he used performance enhancing drugs.
To win the Tour de France now that was not totally unexpected because we did.
Expect some kind of confession the question is.
How deep did he go Oprah not releasing any quotes not releasing any clips -- all she did issue a tweet that said and I'm quoting here.
Just wrapped with Lance Armstrong more than two and a half hours.
He came ready we won't find out until Thursday night how ready he came.
-- for the interview he did go to his live strong foundation.
And apologize for all the stress those employees -- and third but did not confessed to doping with that now.
Again he was expected to gives some kind of confession today on studio BP.
He should give it all listen.
If you're gonna do it you've got to come clean.
Here's what I did here's -- -- did it with -- when I get it here's why I -- for fifteen years to everybody.
I guess the PR thing begins tomorrow because Oprah Winfrey will be on CBS this morning.
Tomorrow morning to begin promoting the special -- -- -- Lance Armstrong has some legal issues to deal with the president.
Which is probably why he probably went into this thing with an arm full of lawyers -- mean for lawyers that we know -- and let's face -- he is facing a flurry of lawsuits that could cost him much more than ten million dollars.
And those are just the lawsuits that have been filed on top of that.
He raced for the US postal.
Service sponsored by teams so the feds could essentially pursue fraud charges against him.
And he could still be facing some perjury charges a sports legal expert told us today that apologizing here is a very bad mood.
Armstrong mad mood rather Armstrong still worth well over a hundred million dollars and the US Anti Doping Agency says there is our road to redemption for him.
But we won't find out until Thursday night if he's on it or not -- Trace Gallagher in LA -- thanks very much.