Lance Armstrong: The Big Interview

Published on 27th July 2017 by

In January 2013 the world famous road racer Lance Armstrong shocked the world when in an interview with Oprah Winfrey he finally confessed publicly to having used performance enhancing drugs for a large portion of his hugely successful career, it put an end to a decade of constant speculation about his drug use and subsequent denials by Armstrong (see: Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive). He made the decision confess his past drug use in order to avoid criminal charges from a federal investigation into his drug use.

Armstrong would later participate in other interviews about the scandal including this one with the BBC, Lance Armstrong: The Big Interview (2015), in which sports editor Dan Roan interviews Armstrong in Texas about his drug use, his remorse and his hopes for the future. For a background into the scandal consider first watching the 2012 National Geographic documentary Cycling’s Biggest Fraud: Lance Armstrong. In 2013 Armstrong was given a lifetime ban from competitive cycling.


If you want to learn more about the circumstances surrounding Armstrong’s downfall then consider reading the bestselling book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, written by Juliet Macur who was one of the few media members to be granted one-on-one to Armstrong as his drug use was exposed. It is available to purchase in paperback, hardback and kindle formats.

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