16:39 09 January 2013
Oprah Winfrey’s interview with professional road racer Lance Armstrong, 41, is set to be aired next week, January 17th. The athlete, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, is expected to talk on drug doping. Armstrong denies doping allegations.
The interview lasts for 90minutes where Armstrong, who had his titles taken from his following a report by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), will talk on the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
The USADA claimed that the cyclist and his US Postal Service teammates were involved with doping.
A statement from the Oprah Winfrey Network said: “Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career.”
The Texan faced allegations last year of being the head of a doping programme that was ‘successful’ and ‘sophisticated’.
When speaking to the New York Times, Armstrong’s lawyer did not confirm whether the American would confess to having used drugs during his cycling career.
The Chief Executive of USADA has claimed that Armstrong previously offered a £155,000 donation.
Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France consecutively between 1999 and 2005. In 2012 he was disqualified from these titles over claims he used performance-enhancing drugs.
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