Lance Armstrong Oprah Interview: Live Reaction and Highlights
Part 2 of the interview will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network (check here for your local provider's channel) at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, January 18th.
You can also watch the interview LIVE on the Oprah Winfrey Network's website.
That's it for part one of the Lance Armstrong-Oprah interview. Tomorrow will include talk about sponsors, Livestrong, his children, & more.
LA says he wishes he could turn back the clock and make his confession to USADA, when given the opportunity and not to have fought on...— Gordon Farquhar(@GordonFarquhar) January 18, 2013
Lance Armstrong vs Oprah!
Truest thing Lance has said: It took subpoenas and feds to get to truth. Journalists alone could never have nailed him.— gwen knapp (@gwenknapp) January 18, 2013
Lance Armstrong says he had no influence in Justice Dept's decision to drop the case against him. "I thought I was out of the woods."— Josh Levs (@joshlevscnn) January 18, 2013
Lance Armstrong says he regrets coming back. "We wouldn't be sitting here if I didn't come back."
Lance says former teammate Floyd Landis admitting on Nightline that Lance had cheated was the tipping point in the ordeal. "I think the comeback didn't sit well with Floyd Landis and that's what started all this."
Oprah is the big winner tonight. Great get, great interview. Lance is even more of a villain. What a dope.— B.J. Schecter(@bjschecter) January 18, 2013
Lance Armstrong says he feels "not good" for using "the wh**e word" about Emma O'Reilly.
"I'll spend the rest of my life trying to earn back trust and trying to apologize to people…for the rest of my life" - Lance Armstrong— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 18, 2013
Says he called Betsy, but he won't say what happened in hospital "I'm going to lay down on that one." He won't answer.— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) January 18, 2013
Besty Andreu was one of the first to accuse Lance Armstrong of taking PEDs.
Oprah"s good. Armstrong playing rope-a-dope and it's not working. He doesn't sound remorseful. Sounds like he's reading a script— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) January 18, 2013
Lance refers to himself in the "we" when talking about people he sued--trying to defect blame onto his lawyers.No. YOU sued those people.— Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) January 18, 2013
Vindication for Emma O'Reilly: Lance Armstrong admits the story she told about backdating prescription was TRUE. She was among his victims.— Josh Levs (@joshlevscnn) January 18, 2013
"To be honest, Oprah, We sued so many people, I'm sure we did." Armstrong on Emma O'Reilly.
She asks about Hamilton charge that he failed EPO test and knew UCI/lab would take care of it. "Never happened."— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) January 18, 2013
Oprah has been left shocked by a few of Lance Armstrong's answers.
This week in a nutshell: Why is it so difficult to believe a guy like Manti Te'o is telling the truth? Because of guys like Lance Armstrong.— Tim Cary (@TimCary) January 18, 2013
We're still in the first half, but it's hard to identify any area of Lance's life where he has helped himself so far.— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) January 18, 2013
When asked whether he felt he was cheating, Lance states "No... I viewed it as a level playing field."
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