The Sunday Times believes its case for recovering the £1 million it paid Lance Armstrong after losing a libel action is "even stronger" following his recent confession.
A Sunday Times spokesman said:
We watched Lance Armstrong's interview with interest and noted his numerous admissions regarding taking performance-enhancing drugs.
The Sunday Times believes that our case for recovering the £1 million he obtained from us by fraud is now even stronger.
We will be pursuing that case vigorously.
Lance Armstrong cannot expect to be redeemed after his brief TV confession. Names must be named.
Tyler Hamilton, a former team-mate of Lance Armstrong who implicated him in the doping scandal, has told ITV News, "I'm proud of him".
The self-flagellation makes for gripping television but it does not really amount to much in the long run.