Lance Armstrong will discuss the doping scandal that dramatically brought down his stellar career as a cyclist during an interview with Oprah Winfrey next week.
Winfrey said a 90-minute special episode would address "years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs" throughout Armstrong's "storied cycling career."
The interview will be Armstrong's first since being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year and will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network. It will also be streamed live on her website, a publicity statement said.
Last week The New York Times reported that Armstrong, 41, was considering publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs, in an apparent bid to return to competitive sport in marathons and triathlons.
"Looking forward to this conversation with @lancearmstrong," Winfrey posted on her Twitter site on Tuesday. Armstrong re-tweeted the comment 15 minutes later.
The show will air at 9 p.m. EST on Jan. 17 on OWN and Oprah.com.
[Source: Sports24, AP]