Jan. 14 — Lance Armstrong admits to doping
After a decade of denial, Lance Armstrong confessed in a tv interview with Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, according to the Associated Press. The confession was a stunning reversal, after years of public statements, interviews and court battles in which he denied doping and zealously protected his reputation. The cyclist was stripped of his Tour de France titles, lost most of his endorsements and was forced to leave his Livestrong foundation last year after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency issued a damning, 1,000-page report that accused him of masterminding a long-running doping scheme.
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