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Lance Armstrong 'ashamed'

Lance Armstrong said he felt "ashamed and humbled" during the second round of his interview with Oprah. He said he would like to return to competitive sport, and became emotional whilst talking of the impact of the scandal on his family.

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British cyclist 'robbed by drug cheats' retires

Britain's 2008 Olympic road race champion has retired from cycling with a parting shot at the sport's world governing body and the drug scandals she says have tarnished the sport.

Great Britain's Nicole Cooke at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Credit: PA Wire

Nicole Cooke said: "I am so very fortunate to have been able to have won clean... I have been robbed by drug cheats, but I am fortunate, I am here before you with more in my basket than the 12-year-old dreamed of.

"But for many genuine people out there who do ride clean, people with morals, many of these people have had to leave the sport with nothing after a lifetime of hard work.

"When Lance [Armstrong] cries on Oprah later this week and she passes him a tissue, spare a thought for all of those genuine people who walked away with no reward."

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