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Lance Armstrong Says He Doped Before Cancer Diagnosis: Source

TUESDAY, Jan. 15 -- In his interview with Oprah Winfrey, disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong admitted that he began using performance-enhancing drugs in the mid-1990s, before he was diagnosed with cancer.

That's what a person familiar with the interview told USA Today. The anonymous source also said that Armstrong intended to make a general confession about his doping to Winfrey, but without going into great detail.

The interview was taped Monday and will be aired Thursday night.

The source also revealed that Armstrong and his representatives have had discussions with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency about a meeting in which Armstrong would be expected to "answer every question, give over records, telephone calls, test results, everything," USA Today reported.

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Posted: January 2013