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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

According to a report by the New York Times, Lance Armstrong is considering publicly admitting that he used banned performance enhancing drugs and received blood transfusions during his cycling career.

The 41-year-old had seven Tour De France titles stripped for doping, and was given a lifetime ban from competing in any Olympic sports after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Armstrong was involved in “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen,” last October.

The article cites sources “with direct knowledge of the situation,” that the disgraced cyclist told associates and antidoping officials that he wants to admit he used performance-enhancing drugs to restore his eligibility, and resume his athletic career.

Armstrong has denied doping allegations for more than a decade.

The cyclist’s lawyer Tim Herman said, “Lance has to speak for himself on that,” when he was asked if Armstrong might admit to doping.