Lance Armstrong finally admitted on Thursday that he used performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career.
As expected, he confessed to cheating in the first part of a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey that was recorded three days earlier at his hometown of Austin, Texas.
"Yes," he replied when asked directly whether he used performance enhancing drugs.
He also said "yes" to a series of questions about whether he used specific drugs, including erythropoietin and blood doping.
Armstrong says he did not feel bad about using performance enhancing drugs during his career, but that he would spend the rest of his life trying to win back people's trust.
Armstrong, who finally confessed to doping on Thursday in an interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey, said doping "did not feel wrong" and that at the time he did not view himself as a cheat.
"The important thing is that I am beginning to understand. I see the anger in people ... betrayal it is all there," he said.
"These are people who supported me, believed in me and they have every right to feel betrayed. Some have gone forever but I will work forever to win back their trust."
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