After years of vehemently claiming otherwise, Lance Armstrong reportedly confessed his use of performance-enhancing drugs to Oprah during an interview that was taped on Monday. She confirmed reports of the confession during a Tuesday appearance on "CBS This Morning."
"By the time I left Austin and landed in Chicago, you all had already confirmed it," Oprah told CBS, about the widespread reports of the confession contained in the interview to be broadcast on Thursday. "So I'm sitting here now because it's already been confirmed."
Even before he sat down with Oprah, Armstrong's guilt was accepted by many, including the governing body of cycling and organizers of the Tour de France. This interview comes months after a USADA report chronicling rampant drug use during his career led to Armstrong being banned from competitive cycling and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. At this point, Armstrong's doping may even be less offensive, or surprising, to people than his consistent lying about it.
And, wow, did he lie about it a lot over the years. In this video uploaded to YouTube by Andrew Gauthier, several of Armstrong's denials have been edited into one supercut.
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The New York Post certainly seemed to take the position that lying is at least as much a part of this scandal as the cheating, based on how it skewered Armstrong the day after he taped his confessional interview with Oprah.