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Oprah confirms Armstrong admitted to using PEDs

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AUSTIN, TX (WKOW) -- Oprah Winfrey confirms Lance Armstrong told her about his use of performance-enhancing drugs during an interview Monday.

Winfrey spoke on "CBS This Morning," saying she had not planned to address the confession before the interview with Armstrong aired on her OWN network, but, "by the time I left Austin and landed in Chicago, you all had already confirmed it."

Winfrey says the cyclist was "forthcoming" as she asked him in detail about doping allegations that followed him throughout his seven Tour de France victories. He has since been stripped of those titles.

Winfrey interviewed Armstrong at a hotel in downtown Austin. The session was to be broadcast on Thursday but Winfrey said it will now run in two parts over two nights because there is so much material.

The 41-year-old Armstrong vehemently denied the charges for years, and fiercely attacked his critics. But after losing his titles and being abandoned by corporate sponsors, he has changed course.

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