After years of denials, cyclist Lance Armstrong has reportedly admitted to Oprah that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
Report after the jump…


According to ESPN:

After a decade of denial, Lance Armstrong has finally come clean: He used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

The disgraced cyclist made the confession to Oprah Winfrey during an interview taped Monday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey’s network.

The admission Monday came hours after an emotional apology by Armstrong to the Livestrong charity that he founded and took global on the strength of his celebrity as a cancer survivor who came back to win one of sport’s most grueling events.

A source told ABC News that Armstrong is also talking to cycling authorities about naming names of others involved in illegal doping in hopes of reducing his lifetime ban.

The confession to Winfrey was a stunning reversal, after years of public statements, interviews and court battles in which he denied doping and zealously protected his reputation.


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via TMZ:

— Oprah says she prepared 112 questions for the interview, and got through most of them.
— Oprah says “there were times” Lance got emotional, but she didn’t drop details.
— Oprah says she was so tough with her questioning, that Lance asked her to lighten up.
— After the interview, Oprah says both she and Lance were exhausted and satisfied.
— Lance’s lawyers were NOT in the room during the interview.
— Oprah suggests Lance’s people leaked details about the interview to the AP.

The Oprah vs. Lance interview is set to air Thursday — no word if Oprah plans to release any clips of the meeting before then.