Did Lance Armstrong lie to Oprah in their interview?

Lance Armstrong and Oprah in their interview

Yesterday’s Lance Armstrong interview with Oprah brought in big ratings for Oprah’s network, OWN, but investigators are saying that Armstrong may have lied in his tell all interview. After years denying any allegations that he used performance enhancing drugs to win his seven Tour de France titles, Armstrong appeared in an interview on OWN on Thursday night in which he admitted to using banned substances. Armstrong told Oprah he used EOP, testosterone and human growth hormones as well as blood doping/transfusions to enhance his cycling performance. Armstrong says that the last time he used drugs and transfusions was in 2005 and that he did not use any during 2009-2010. However, investigators are saying that this cannot be true.

Blood values taken from Armstrong in 2009 showed evidence of two blood transfusions. ABC News reported yesterday that Armstrong’s red blood cell count spiked twice while his baby red blood cells did not, and investigators are saying that this is evidence of a transfusion. Why would Armstrong feel the need to lie about this if he was admitting to doping and transfusions in 2005 anyways? Well, because he is possibly trying to avoid a criminal investigation.

Besty Andreu, former professional cyclist, testified against Armstrong saying that he had used banned substances and accuses Armstrong of lying. In an interview with Anderson Cooper she said “You owed it to me Lance, and you dropped the ball. After what you’ve done to me, and what you’ve done to my family.”

Part two of Oprah’s interview with Armstrong aired last night on OWN. What are your thoughts as the controversy continues to unravel?

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Written by: harrisr
Jan 19th, 2013, 3:27 am


Message Posted On Jan 22nd, 2013, 9:36 am
I'm disappointed in the OWN Network. It's seems like this interview was another media "dog and pony show". Something this important should have been televised for everyone, not just the handful of folks that can afford Oprah's network. I've tried, like many, to watch the interview on her website, however you're forced to watch 3 to 4 minutes of commercials first, followed by a 2 minute segment. The buffering and delays on her website are extremely frustrating. The segments aren't continuous either; for example, you wait through the commercial, watch the 2 minute segment and then are directed back to Opraha's website displaying other interviews and such. This is just another example of the billionaire and her media company trying to control everything, and make millions on this interview. Please!

Message Posted On Jan 19th, 2013, 6:09 pm
I was disapointed in Oprah.. The interview seemed rehearsed to me. Like he knew the questions in advance, and there were deals mada about what not to ask.. Oprah did not once follow through with questions everybody wants answers too.. How did you get it ? Who knew about it ? Who handled and admited the blood transfusions ? This was all so orchestrated I got sick watching it ! The one and only reason he gave this interview is to save face, and get the life long bann lifted because he wants to get back into sports ! And the MONEY !!! He told Oprah the worst thing was when all the sponsors left...that cost him 75 mil. dollars in future income.. He wants to get some of that back...that is ALL

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Message Posted On Jan 19th, 2013, 11:15 am

I'd be interested to know exactly what Lance's lying did to Betsy's family. I'm sure she means it in some sort of figurative sense because realistically, a third party telling falsehoods about blood transfusions should not really have an impact on relatives of Betsy Andreu.

And really... "drop the ball" Betsy, how many time are we going to hear that little chestnut?

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