Lance Armstrong To Talk To Oprah — Will He Come Clean?
Lance Armstrong, 41, is set to sit down with Oprah Winfrey, 58, on Monday for an interview in which he is expected to come clean about his use of performance-enhancing substances, which cost him his seven Tour de France titles, a lifetime ban from professional cycling, and his chairmanship and board of directors seat at The Livestrong Foundation.
The interview marks Armstrong's first public appearance since being stripped of his championships. There had been rumors that Armstrong was blood doping for years — rumors that, up until his ban, he had strongly denied. However, when offered a chance to appeal the ruling by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), Armstrong refused.
Many believe this will be an opportunity by Armstrong to rehabilitate his image. Some are not interested in hearing his apologies, if he has any to offer. "Understand something about Armstrong: Whatever version of the truth he will give Oprah is nothing more than a last resort for him, even as he will certainly tell us about the lives of all the cancer patients he’s touched because of Livestrong," wrote Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News. "It will just be another example of Armstrong saying anything to save his own sorry self. This isn’t about somebody else’s life. Just his own."
The interview is scheduled to air Thursday on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network.
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