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. 

 

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about My Tags

Post Comment

8 Comments & Questions

Commenter icon key: Subscriber Verified

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

Reply
Share
  • 0
  • 0

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

Reply
Share
  • 0
  • 0

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.

Reply
Share
  • 0
  • 0

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

Reply
Share
  • 0
  • 0

Wicked.

Reply
Share
  • 0
  • 0

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

Reply
Share
  • 0
  • 0

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.

Reply
Share
  • 0
  • 0

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

Reply
Share
  • 0
  • 0

Post New comment or question

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.7452 -0.0011 -0.15%
AUD 0.9419 0.0011 0.12%
EUR 0.6642 -0.0005 -0.08%
GBP 0.4962 -0.0001 -0.02%
HKD 5.7807 0.0008 0.01%
JPY 87.7610 -0.0020 -0.00%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1292.6 -7.090 2015-01-23T00:
Oil Brent 49.9 0.320 2015-01-23T00:
Oil Nymex 45.6 -0.820 2015-01-23T00:
Silver Index 18.3 -0.060 2015-01-23T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 5647.1 5713.3 5711.9 -0.64%
NASDAQ 4748.2 4771.2 4750.4 0.16%
DAX 10503.3 10704.3 10435.6 2.05%
DJI 17812.5 17812.5 17814.0 -0.79%
FTSE 6796.6 6841.7 6796.6 0.53%
HKSE 24807.4 24896.2 24522.6 1.34%
NI225 17520.6 17532.1 17329.0 1.05%