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TAKE A LOOK-Lance Armstrong admits to doping

Lance Armstrong finally confessed to using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career in a two-part interview with U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

REFILE-Cycling-Armstrong faces tough climb to redemption: marketing experts

(Refiles to fix typos in paragraphs 6 and 7) By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong faces a tough battle to salvage his image as the usual strategy by fallen stars of confession, apology and making amends may not be enough to appease an angry public, according to crisis management experts.

Lance Armstrong visits Livestrong Foundation to apologize to staff

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong on Monday visited the Austin, Texas, office of the cancer foundation he started to apologize to the staff of about 100 people, a spokeswoman for the Livestrong Foundation said. "He had a private conversation with the staff, who have done the important work of the foundation for many years," said foundation spokeswoman Katherine McLane.

UPDATE 1-Lance Armstrong may admit he used banned drugs - NY Times

(Adds comments by WADA, Livestrong) Jan 5 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong, the American cyclist at the center of the biggest doping scandal in the sport's history, may admit he used performance-enhancing drugs during his career, the New York Times reported in Saturday's editions, citing unidentified sources. Such an admission would be a stunning reversal for Armstrong, who has vehemently denied doping for years.
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