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Armstrong preparing to make apologies

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Other Sport News | Saturday January 19 2013 15:42

Armstrong preparing to make apologies

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Lance Armstrong is preparing to make apologies to those who have incurred his wrath for accusing him of doping.

The disgraced cyclist regularly rejected claims by several former team-mates who accused him of doping before he finally told the truth.

Armstrong's told Oprah Winfrey he owes a lot of apologies, including to ardent critics Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton.

Lance Armstrong says he also owes Irish journalist David Walsh an apology, who was one of the first to accuse Armstrong of not being clean.

He has told Oprah Winfrey one of his most humbling moments was giving up on the charity he founded.

The disgraced athlete founded the Livestrong foundation in 1997.

He's told Oprah his resignation from the charity came in two steps following the release of the USADA report last October which exposed the extent of his his drug doping.

"One, step down as chairman and stay on the board. It wasn't enough for the people, for our supporters, and then a couple weeks later the next call came and 'we need you to step aside'."

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