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Lance Armstrong Admits to Doping


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Lance Armstrong, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on January 14, 2013.
George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network/Getty Images
Lance Armstrong, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on January 14, 2013.

After years of denial, Lance Armstrong reportedly admitted to doping this week during an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The confession by the seven-time Tour de France winner further opens the door to public scrutiny, lawsuits and millions in lost endorsements. Sources say Armstrong came clean because he wants to continue competing. Should athletes who doped be allowed to participate in the world of competitive sports? We'll also consider the case of Barry Bonds, who was the center of a baseball steroids scandal, and whether he should be admitted to the Hall of Fame.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Lance Williams, senior reporter for California Watch, a part of the Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Bruce Jenkins, sports columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Daniel Coyle, co-author of "The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs," a book he co-wrote with cyclist Tyler Hamilton, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong's who also admitted to doping
  • Peter Flax, editor-in-chief of Bicycling Magazine

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