Lance Armstrong Sits Down with “Oprah’s Next Chapter” — But Will He Cop to Doping?
Lance Armstrong will appear in a primetime interview with the Queen of Talk, a rep for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) said Tuesday.
The disgraced cycling champ will chat with O in what is being described as his “first no-holds-barred interview.” 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,” according to OWN.
The interview, conducted at Armstrong’s home in Austin, Texas, will air Jan. 17 as a 90-minute special (9 p.m. EST) on Oprah’s Next Chapter. The episode will be simultaneously streamed on Oprah.com.
Last November, cycling’s governing body stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and slapped the acclaimed athlete with a lifetime ban from the sport. The historic move came on the heels of years of whispers and a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which accused Armstrong of leading a massive doping program on his teams. The decision cleared the way for Tour de France organizers to officially remove Armstrong’s name from the record books, effectively erasing his consecutive victories between 1999 and 2005.