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Report: Armstrong tells Oprah he used PEDs

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In a major confession, Lance Armstrong admitted during an interview with Oprah Winfrey to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

After the interview Oprah tweeted: "Just wrapped with @lancearmstrongMore than 2 1/2 hours. He came READY!"

The interview is scheduled to air Thursday.

Last year Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after an anti-doping agency labeled him as a cheater.

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