Lance Armstrong fans and detractors worldwide will have a chance to hear his interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The embattled cyclist’s interview will be streamed live on Oprah.com Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. ET, the same time it airs in the states on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
Armstrong will reportedly address the doping scandal that ended with him being stripped of his cycling titles and losing millions in endorsement deals. It is the first interview Armstrong has done since losing his titles.
According to a press statement, "In the interview, Winfrey speaks with Armstrong at his home in Austin, Texas in the only interview since the seven-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsement deals after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report accusing the renown cyclist of doping throughout his career."
It remains to be seen whether Armstrong actually comes clean about doping, as Winfrey has been known to lob softballs at controversial guests in the past. All Armstrong would really have to gain by doing so is repairing his damaged reputation.
Whatever Armstrong says, this interview will undoubtedly have a large audience on Oprah.com, in addition to those who get OWN watching it there.