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Armstrong may take lie test over doping, says lawyer

Published on Oct 14, 2012 9:46 PM
 In this file picture taken on July 3, 2012 US cyclist Lance Armstrong (centre) undergoes the traditional medical check-up with Tour de France's doctor Gerard Porte before the start of the 90th Tour de France at the Parc des expositions in Paris. Lance Armstrong could be willing to take a lie detector test as he tries to prove he is not guilty of doping allegations, the American's lawyer claimed on Oct 14, 2012. --PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - US cyclist Lance Armstrong might take a lie detector test to clear his name from doping allegations, his lawyer said on Sunday, as the ripples of the biggest scandal to hit cycling prompted Australian officials to consider an amnesty for cheats.

Cycling Australia's board will meet this week to decide action against Armstrong's former team mate, Matt White, after he confessed to doping and stepped down as sports director of the Orica-GreenEDGE team.

Board president Klaus Mueller said amnesty was one of options to find out how deep the problem was in Australia.

Another former team mate of the American, Scot David Millar, said "the power of omerta" had kept cyclists silent about doping for years, but that had changed in the wake of the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (Usada) damning report on Armstrong.

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