Livestrong 'disappointed' by Armstrong doping

The Livestrong Foundation has released a statement after Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey in which he admits to taking performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career.

We at the LIVESTRONG Foundation are disappointed by the news that Lance Armstrong misled people during and after his cycling career, including us.

Even in the wake of our disappointment, we also express our gratitude to Lance as a survivor for the drive, devotion and spirit he brought to serving cancer patients and the entire cancer community.

  • The Livestrong cancer charity has previously told ITV News that they are separate from Lance Armstrong's sporting career and his fall from grace has not affected how the charity is viewed. Watch the video here.

Read the latest statement in full here.

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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.