Lance Armstrong interview to air

Lance Armstrong will break his silence about his lifetime ban from cycling and the doping charges made against him in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey next week.

Armstrong 'attempted to make large donation to anti-doping agency'

Lance Armstrong attempted to make a donation of "in excess of £150,000" to the US Anti Doping Agency shortly before his seventh Tour de France title, according to Travis Tygart, the organisation's chief executive.

"I was stunned," Tygart told CBS News. "It was a clear conflict of interest. We had no hesitation in rejecting that offer."

In August, Armstrong was stripped of his titles and banned from cycling after declining to contest doping charges against him.

His first interview since the ban is due to air on Oprey Winfrey's TV network next week.

Lance Armstrong to speak out on Oprah Winfrey show

The interview with Oprah Winfrey will take place on 17th January Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Lance Armstrong will speak to Oprah Winfrey in a 'no-holds barred' interview next week.

The cyclist will discuss the druck scandal that wrecked his career, coming days after it was reported that he was ready to admit the charges against him.

The interview will be aired on 17th January on the Oprah Winfrey network.

It will be the first interview the American cyclist has conducted sine receiving his ban and being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

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