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Behind Lance Armstrong's decision to talk

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wall Street Journal: This week, Lance Armstrong is launching a public campaign to restore his image. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday and scheduled for broadcast Thursday, Armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs.

He also met Monday with the staff of the Livestrong Foundation, the charity he founded to help cancer patients, and apologized for the damaging impact of the doping scandal on their morale.

One of Armstrong's goals is to lay the groundwork for USADA to consider allowing him to compete in elite triathlons, the three-discipline sport he had taken up after retiring from cycling in 2011.

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