Lance Armstrong was motivated to do the Oprah Winfrey interview that made everyone hate him in part because he thought "coming clean" would be the first step toward reducing his lifetime competitive sports ban. Unfortunately, Travis Tygart, the head of the USADA and the person who could adjudicate that ban, says Armstrong failed to actually come clean to Oprah. Among other falsehoods, Armstrong told Winfrey he did not dope during the 2009 and 2010 Tours de France; blood tests, Tygart claims, "solidly refute" that assertion. For an episode of 60 Minutes that will air this Sunday, Tygart told CBS that Armstrong might have lied about this because the statute of limitations for fraud related to those Tours has yet to expire.
Deadspin · Isaac Rauch