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Lance falls on his sword

2013-01-15 12:50
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Cape Town - Lance Armstrong's fans and critics alike are eagerly awaiting his full interview with Oprah Winfrey where he will finally admit to doping.

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According to USA Today, Armstrong has admitted to talk show host Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs in a lengthy interview to be aired later this week.

The interview will be streamed live on Winfrey's official website at 04:00 SA time on Friday. A full screening of the interview will be broadcast on DSTV on Channel 172 at 19:30 SA time on Friday evening.

This is what Sport24 readers had to say about Lance's interview with Oprah:

"They're still gonna make a hero out of him, Americans like twists in the tale." - Reynardt

"This might be the most watched Oprah show ever!" - jono.qmann

"I don't blame him for doping, Every one doped in the late 90' and early 2000's." - Werner Nel

"Armstrong has become a scapegoat for a generation of dopers." - JV

"Oprah and Armstrong will make a fortune from this interview."
- Msika.Bopha.9

"Yes, many people made a lot of money through Armstrong, and cycling's profile increased dramatically in the US, creating more money opportunities for many. I respect the companies that stuck with Armstrong to the end, like Nike. The point is people focus on the negative and forget how much good he has done for the sport and cancer awareness."
- Pierre.DeVilliers.9231

"Wow, we have to give it to you Oprah, how did you manage to get him to admit to it?" - Passionate.Parrot

"Doping or not I can't see anyone winning 7 Tour de France races even if they are on drugs unless you are good." - Anthony Cowan

"Lance Armstrong should go down in history as an example that cheating does not pay. He needs to give everything back."
- P.P

"Too little to late in my opinion."
- gary.doyley

"Lance is and was cycling."
- she.is.here.777

"Lance will always be a hero in my eyes!" - Marian Theron

"The sport is becoming a bit of a farce." - Nunu

"Who can you trust these days."
- Funi.funi

"The only thing I will miss about the doping years in cycling is that it was so much more exciting compared to the the Tour of 2012." - chris.walt.98

"Any proceeds generated from this media spin should be donated to anti doping in sport and cancer support." - Andre Krige


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