USADA gives Armstrong two more weeks to testify

USADA gives Armstrong two more weeks to testify

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FILE - The Feb. 15, 2011 file photo shows US cyclist Lance Armstrong during an interview in Austin, Texas. UCI, the cycling governing body, agreed Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen)

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by KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:27 PM

AUSTIN -- Anti-doping officials say Lance Armstrong now has two more weeks to testify about his performance enhancing drug use.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency had given Armstrong a deadline of midnight Thursday morning to testify under oath and give full details of how he cheated to win seven Tour de France titles.

It's his last chance to get his lifetime cycling ban lifted.

In a statement released Wednesday night, USADA CEO Travis Tygart says in part, "We have been in communication with Mr. Armstrong and his representatives and we understand that he does want to be part of the solution..."

Armstrong's lawyers had said Lance would not meet the midnight deadline.

The sudden reversal comes on the heels of another ABC News exclusive -- that federal agents are once again investigating Armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation.
 

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