Armstrong: ‘I lost myself’ in doping starting nearly 20 years ago

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Cyclist Lance Armstrong admitted directly in his interview with Oprah Winfrey to using a variety of performance enhancing substances, a record that he said started sometime in the “mid-90s.”

“Yes,” Armstrong said when Winfrey asked if he used a series of drugs to help his record run.

“I made my decisions. They are my mistake,” Armstrong said.

Sitting in a chair across from Winfrey, Armstrong said he could not have won the race seven times without the drugs and gave a small smile.

“I lost myself in all that,” Armstrong said.

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