Oprah Winfrey will speak exclusively with Lance Armstrong in an interview to air on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 (9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), according to a Jan. 8, 2013 press announcement from OWN. According to OWN this is Armstrong’s in his first no-holds-barred interview and 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 special 90-minute Thursday night episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will be also bed streamed simultaneously, live worldwide on Oprah.com.
According to the information released by Oprah’s cable network, Winfrey speaks with Armstrong at his home in Austin, Texas. This is Armstrong’s only interview since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report accusing the renown cyclist of doping throughout his career.
After the doping accusations, Armstrong was stripped of his titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsement deals. Armstrong was given a lifetime ban on competing professionally. Late last year, Armstrong resigned as chairman of the foundation he created, Livestrong, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in the fight against cancer.
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