Armstrong expected to interview with Oprah

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by JESSICA VESS / KVUE News & Photojournalist KENNETH NULL

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Posted on January 14, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 14 at 1:18 PM

AUSTIN -- The wait is on in West Austin. On Monday Lance Armstrong is expected to give an exclusive interview to Oprah Winfrey about his career and the doping allegations against him.

The anticipation is mounting. Media is staked outside Armstrong’s home from across the nation. Some international media is also standing by.
 
Armstrong's interview with Oprah could finally open the door to questions that have been swirling ever since the first allegations of blood doping. He's denied using performance enhancing drugs. However, late last year the cycling industry stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles amid the allegations. He also lost numerous sponsorships.
 
Oprah has said the interview will be one where he opens up. An unnamed source says Armstrong will give a limited confession and will apologize.
 
The 41-year-old still hasn't said himself that he plans to make a confession during the interview, but he did tell the Associated Press on Sunday: "I'm calm. I'm at ease and ready to speak candidly. I hope we'll talk for a couple of hours."
 
One neighbor drove by the media trucks on Monday defending Armstrong, saying: 'Leave Lance alone.'
 
The interview is scheduled to air on Thursday on Oprah's OWN network. It will stream online at the same time worldwide.

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