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Armstrong's Oprah interview whips up a storm

By Tom McGowan, CNN
January 17, 2013 -- Updated 1658 GMT (0058 HKT)

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Lance Armstrong
January 19, 2013 -- Updated 1513 GMT (2313 HKT)
The fairy tale of a cancer survivor who beat the odds to win the Tour de France a record seven times has crashed and burned. What can we learn?
January 19, 2013 -- Updated 1518 GMT (2318 HKT)
When it comes to seeking public redemption for crimes and misdemeanors, such as cheating in the Tour de France, surely being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey is, well, cheating.
January 19, 2013 -- Updated 0121 GMT (0921 HKT)
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January 19, 2013 -- Updated 1525 GMT (2325 HKT)
After years of tenacious spin that he was innocent, Lance Armstrong confessed said he used performance-enhancing drugs.
January 18, 2013 -- Updated 1806 GMT (0206 HKT)
Armstrong still must face judgment from a different group of fans: those who have personal experience with cancer.
January 18, 2013 -- Updated 0406 GMT (1206 HKT)
In a sense, Fred Schuster has a permanent reminder of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong etched into his skin.
January 18, 2013 -- Updated 1843 GMT (0243 HKT)
Jan Ullrich of Germany (left/silver), Viacheslav Ekimov of Russia (center/gold) and Lance Armstrong of the United States (right/bronze) celebrate their medals after the final of the Men's Individual Time Trial at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
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January 18, 2013 -- Updated 1256 GMT (2056 HKT)
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January 18, 2013 -- Updated 1939 GMT (0339 HKT)
CNN asked for views on whether disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong deserves another chance.
January 17, 2013 -- Updated 1346 GMT (2146 HKT)
Armstrong has not only spent years vehemently denying using banned performance-enhancing drugs; he also has viciously attacked those who told what they knew about doping in the sport and implicated him in the process.
January 15, 2013 -- Updated 2127 GMT (0527 HKT)
The court of public opinion weighed in decidedly against Lance Armstrong, even before the broadcast of an interview in which he is said to acknowledge using performance-enhancing drugs after years of denials.
February 22, 2013 -- Updated 2314 GMT (0714 HKT)
Lance Armstrong's feat of winning seven consecutive Tour de France titles was like the demigod Hercules achieving his "Twelve Labors."
October 22, 2012 -- Updated 1940 GMT (0340 HKT)
The International Cycling Union announces hat Lance Armstrong is being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
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