Lance Armstrong apologizes to Livestrong staff

  • Lance Armstrong has apologized to employees at his Livestrong Foundation as speculation mounts that the American cyclist may admit to doping in a television interview.

    Armstrong made the apology in Austin, Texas on Monday, a foundation spokeswoman said.

    His interview with Oprah Winfrey is due to be aired on Thursday.

    Armstrong, 41, was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the sport's governing body last year.

    He has maintained his innocence despite receiving a life ban from the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

    The taping of the interview, his first since being stripped of his wins, also took place on Monday.

    Last week, a spokeswoman for Oprah said that Armstrong was not being paid to appear and added that Winfrey would be able to ask him any question she wanted.

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