Lance Armstrong’s Doping Confession Interview With Oprah Winfrey (Video & Transcript)

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Jan 18, 2013 – Lance Armstrong Confessed Doping, Drug Use On Oprah Winfrey’ TV Interview (Video &Transcript)

Lance Armstrong, a professional American road racing cyclist and a record breaking seven-time winner of Tour de France between 1999 and 2005 who was disqualified for allegedly using performance enhancing drugs has finally confessed on a live TV.

On Thursday night, Lance Armstrong confessed in a live interview with American talk show host, Oprah Winfrey that he actually used drugs to enhance his performance.

He said he started doping back in the mid-90’s.

Watch the video below and see the transcript after.

Video Of Lance Armstrong’s Confession Interview With Oprah Winfrey

Below is the transcript of the interview and response from Lance Armstrong as Oprah queried him.

Transcript Of Oprah Winfrey’s Interview With Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong: ”I’m a flawed character,”

Oprah Winfrey: Did it feel wrong?

Lance Armstrong: ”No,” Armstrong replied. ”Scary.”

Oprah Winfrey:’‘Did you feel bad about it?”

Lance Armstrong: ‘‘No,” he said. ”Even scarier.”

Oprah Winfrey:”Did you feel in any way that you were cheating?”

Lance Armstrong: ‘‘No,” Armstrong paused. ”Scariest.”

”I went and looked up the definition of cheat. And the definition is to gain an advantage on a rival or foe. I  didn’t view it that way. I viewed it as a level playing field.”
”I’m not comfortable talking about other people,” Armstrong said. ”I don’t want to accuse anybody.”
”This story was so perfect for so long. It’s this myth, this perfect story, and it wasn’t true,”

Oprah Winfrey: Did Armstrong take banned substances?

Lance Armstrong: ‘‘Yes.”

Oprah Winfrey: Did that include the blood-booster EPO?
Lance Armstrong: ”Yes.”

Oprah Winfrey: Did he do blood doping and use transfusions?

Lance Armstrong: ”Yes.”

Did he use testosterone, cortisone and human growth hormone?

Lance Armstrong: ”Yes.”

Did he take banned substances or blood dope in all his Tour wins?

Lance Armstrong: ”Yes.”

Oprah Winfrey: In your opinion is it humanly possible to win the Tour de France without doping seven times in a row? Oprah asked. Not in my opinion, Lance answered

Lance Armstrong: ”I deserve this,” he said ”It’s a major flaw, and it’s a guy who expected to get whatever he wanted and to control every outcome. And it’s inexcusable. And when I say there are people who will hear this and never forgive me, I understand that. I do. That defiance, that attitude, that arrogance, you cannot deny it.”

Oprah Winfrey:”Have you made peace?”

Lance Armstrong:”No,”because so many people have been hurt too badly, and a 40-minute (phone) conversation isn’t enough.”

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