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Lance Armstrong to break silence on Oprah Winfrey interview

  • American cyclist Lance Armstrong is to be interviewed by chat show host Oprah Winfrey.

    The news comes amid reports that he might publicly admit to doping.

    Armstrong 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).

    Winfrey's OWN network said the 90-minute interview would discuss "years of accusations of cheating".

    The announcement of the interview was first made on Oprah Winfrey's Twitter account on Tuesday. It was confirmed when Armstrong retweeted it 15 minutes later.

    The interview is his first since being stripped of his achievements and will be broadcast on January 17 on Winfrey's OWN network and live-streamed online.

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