News surfaced last week that Lance Armstrong was sorta kinda getting itchy to come clean on certain PED-related matters, and now it seems that Oprah Winfrey will get the next crack at letting the ex-seven-time Tour de France winner admit, well, anything he might feel compelled to admit. And on the off-chance you don't get OWN, or have no earthly clue where it may be in your cable lineup, the show airing will be live-streamed at Oprah.com.
BIG get for OWN - Oprah nabbed the first sit-down with Lance Armstrong in what the net is billing a "no-holds-barred" interview.— Lacey Rose (@LaceyVRose) January 9, 2013
Just in: Lance Armstrong to give first interview since doping ban to Oprah Winfrey, will air on OWN next week.— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) January 9, 2013
#LanceArmstrong will do interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air 1/17 on her network, his first sit-down USADA report was released— NYDN Sports I-Team (@NYDNSportsITeam) January 9, 2013
Here's the press release from the network:
Los Angeles, CA – Oprah Winfrey will speak exclusively with Lance Armstrong in his first no-holds-barred interview. 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 air Thursday, January 17(9:00 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. In addition-the interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide on Oprah.com.
In the interview, Winfrey speaks with Armstrong at his home in Austin, Texas in the only interview since the seven-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsement deals after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report accusing the renown cyclist of doping throughout his career. 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.
Any chance we'll get some all-out admission of bad deeds done? Yeah, not really counting on it.