Lance Armstrong Admits to Doping


Armstrong celebrates his seventh Tour de France title. All his titles are now stripped.

World famous bicyclist, Lance Armstrong, retired as chairman of his organization on Oct. 17, 2012. This raised many questions from people world-wide. Armstrong was accused of doping many times over the years but he was finally charged and was stripped of most of his medals, and trophies, including his seven Tour de France titles. He continued to deny the use of PEDs. However, on Jan. 17, he appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network and admitted to the world he used PEDs.

Armstrong started off the interview by admitting to taking the banned energy boosting substance EPO, testosterone, HGH, cortisone and employing blood-doping practices and transfusions. After years of denial and suspicion, the veteran cyclist decided to come clean to his doping.

“I saw my son defending me and saying, `That’s not true. What you’re saying about my dad is not true,'” Armstrong said. “That’s when I knew I had to tell him.”

Armstrong was very emotional while referring to 13-year-old Luke, the first of five children.

“He was wrong, he cheated and there was no excuse for what he did,” said John Fahey, president of the anti-doping asssociation told the Associated Press.

Armstrong told Winfrey that he would love a chance back at his cycling career.

Lance Armstrong celebrates his seventh Tour de France title. All seven titles have now been stripped.