The Straits Times
Published on Jan 17, 2013

Charity expects Armstrong to be 'truthful' in TV interview


WASHINGTON (AFP) - The cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong said on Wednesday it expects the disgraced cyclist to be "completely truthful and forthcoming" in his upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The Livestrong Foundation issued a statement on the eve of the broadcast of Armstrong's much-anticipated pre-recorded interview - his first since he was stripped of his Tour de France titles amid irrefutable doping allegations.

"We expect Lance to be completely truthful and forthcoming in his interview and with all of us in the cancer community," said the statement, posted in the blog section of Livestrong's website (

"We expect we will have more to say at that time. Regardless, we are charting a strong, independent course forward that is focused on helping people overcome financial, emotional and physical challenges related to cancer."