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Only Oprah Winfrey and her crew have heard the words directly from Lance Armstrong, but his interview this week could result in his sport being bounced from the Olympics, according to a report.
News agency Reuters reported Tuesday that a member of the International Olympic Committee would consider dropping cycling from the Olympics if the sport's governing body were implicated in doping.
In an interview with Reuters, IOC member Dick Pound said the drastic action could be considered if the International Cycling Union has acted improperly, particularly in covering up suspicious drug-test results.
"The only way it is going to clean up is if all these people say, 'Hey, we're no longer in the Olympics and that's where we want to be, so let's earn our way back into it,'" Pound told Reuters.
Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year after a report by the US Anti-Doping Agency in October concluded he and his teammates cheated by using steroids, the blood booster EPO and blood transfusions. After years of denials, Armstrong reportedly admitted his transgressions to Winfrey in an interview on Monday at his home in Austin, Texas.
That interview will air Thursday and Friday on Winfrey's cable network, OWN.
The USADA report raised suspicion that the cycling union acted in concert with Armstrong to protect him from allegations of cheating. There have been media reports that Armstrong is considering testifying about his interaction with the ICU.
That governing body on Tuesday called for Armstrong to testify to an independent committee formed in November in the wake of the USADA report.
"We would strongly urge Lance Armstrong to testify to the Independent Commission established to investigate the allegations made against the UCI in the recent USADA reasoned decision on Lance Armstrong and the United States Postal Service team," the federation said in a statement.
It is that issue, rather than Armstrong's reported admission of cheating, that could lead to action from the IOC, Pound suggested. He is the former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
"The IOC would have to deal with it; the (UCI) is not known for its strong actions to anti-doping," Pound told Reuters.
"It was the same in weightlifting a few years ago. All of a sudden when you get right up against it, things go fuzzy and they say, 'Well, we can't punish innocent athletes in these sports by dropping the sport from the program.'"
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Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network.
Armstrong was stripped of all seven Tour titles last year following...
Days of preparation dwindled to hours for Lance Armstrong whose scheduled interview with Oprah Winfrey transformed his quiet upscale neighborhood into a destination for media waiting for word of an apology and onlookers snapping pictures of it all for souvenirs.
After more than a decade of denying that he doped to win the Tour de France seven times, Armstrong was set to sit down...
Enough is enough. Why do people still give Lance Armstrong the time of day? Never has an athlete from a sport so irrelevant as cycling garnered so much attention and frankly, we’re sick of it.
So is @DrMcGillyCuddy: can’t f*ck with lance armstrong, if you gotta use steroids to ride a bike you’re a ***** *****.
What we saw today was totally different than what we saw back...
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The government of South Australia state said Tuesday it will seek damages or compensation from Lance Armstrong after his reported confession to Oprah Winfrey that he doped during his cycling career.
South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill said the state would seek the repayment of several million dollars in appearance fees paid to Armstrong for competing in the Tour Down Under in...
As reported, on Saturday, Lance Armstrong has admitted that he did indeed used drugs during his legendary cycling career, which he lied about about for years.He made the admission during an interview with Oprah, which is scheduled to be aired on Thursday on the OWN Network, but now it's being reported that the U.S. Justice Department may join a federal whistleblower lawsuit...
Before his abrupt U-turn in an interview this week with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong had, many times and in many forums, consistently denied that he used performance-enhancing drugs. Here is a sample of some of the cyclist's choicest comments on the subject before he finally admitted to doping:
''Luke's name is Armstrong and people know that name, and when...
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