'Deeply flawed' Armstrong admits using performance-enhancing drugs
Oprah Winfrey speaks with Lance Armstrong about the controversy surrounding his cycling career on Monday in Austin, Texas.
January 17th, 2013
10:38 PM ET

'Deeply flawed' Armstrong admits using performance-enhancing drugs

Calling himself "deeply flawed," now-disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong says he used an array of performance enhancing drugs to win seven Tour de France titles followed by years of often angry denials.

"This is too late, it's too late for probably most people. And that's my fault," he said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that was aired Thursday night. "(This was) one big lie, that I repeated a lot of times."

Armstrong admitted using testosterone and human growth hormone, as well as EPO - a hormone naturally produced by human kidneys to stimulate red blood cell production, which increases the amount of oxygen that can be delivered to muscles, improving recovery and endurance.

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