Oprah Winfrey’s TV interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will be broadcast from 1pm AEDT today – join The Roar as we live blog the event with updates, reactions and full coverage as it happens.
Our team will follow Armstrong’s impending confession. Will it be one of the biggest ‘tell-all’ interviews in sports history, or will it be more of a ‘tell-some’ affair?
Earlier this week, the fallen sporting idol sat down with the queen of American daytime television, and by all reports confessed to using doping substances during his decorated career, which included seven Tour de France titles, since rescinded.
Winfrey came armed to the interview, carried out in a hotel in Armstrong’s home city of Austin, Texas.
Her team prepared 112 questions for her to use in grilling Armstrong, with Winfrey subsequently reporting that Armstrong answered “most” of the questions.
Armstrong said earlier in the week that viewers could judge for themselves how candid he was in the interview.
“I left it all on the table with her, and when it airs the people can decide,” he said.
Oprah’s interview was originally scheduled for a 90-minute special, but has split into two parts after it was decided to air the entire two-and-a-half hour interview unedited. Part two will air tomorrow, at the same time.
Join us as we cover the event live.