The Straits Times
Published on Jan 16, 2013

Armstrong must confess under oath: Anti-doping chief


MONTREAL (AFP) - Lance Armstrong must confess to doping under oath and aid the fight against cheating if he hopes to mitigate his life ban, World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) director general David Howman said on Tuesday.

United States (US) talk show host Oprah Winfrey confirmed on Tuesday that the fallen cycling icon "came clean" on his use of performance enhancing drugs in an interview taped at his Austin, Texas, home on Monday.

The interview is to air in two parts on Winfrey's OWN cable network on Thursday and Friday.

"Wada has read with interest media reports suggesting a television 'confession' made by Lance Armstrong," Mr Howman said in a statement.