It hardly comes as a surprise at this point, but USA Today hears word from a source of what we were all expecting was going to happen when Lance Armstrong sits down with Oprah Winfrey on Monday: A confession. USA Today's Brent Schrotenboer hears word from a “person with knowledge of the situation” that the disgraced cyclist will admit to doping throughout his career, but isn’t expected to go into details about particular instances and events. Armstrong, who has been banned from competition for life and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, has always vigorously denied that he used any performance-enhancing drugs or blood transfusions during his career.
Word that Armstrong will confess to Oprah comes nearly a week after the New York Times was first to report rumors that he was considering coming clean. Then, highlighting that Winfrey was expecting big news from her sit-down with Armstrong, Discovery Networks announced that the 90-minute exclusive interview that will air Thursday will be simulcast on Discovery channels across the globe, as well as the Internet, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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