Lance Armstrong on Oprah part two as it happened

American cyclist Lance Armstrong continues his interview with Oprah Winfrey after confessing to doping last night.

19 January 2013 Last updated at 05:30 GMT

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As it happened

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    So there we have it - when Lance confessed to Oprah. Many have tried to get the confession out of the Texan and failed - and felt the wrath of Armstrong. Those who pursued the truth finally got what they were searching for - to some extent.

    There are questions left unanswered such as would Armstrong have confessed had he not been caught?

    Anyway, the saga will continue if Armstrong chooses to co-operate with the US Anti-Doping Agency in revealing the extent of doping during his career.

    But for now, we're left with a once-lauded sportsman who has a lot of soul searching to do.

  2. 0319: 

    Perhaps the key headline (there were a few) from the second part was when Armstrong questioned whether he deserved his "death penalty" punishment.

    "I deserve to be punished. I'm not sure I deserve a death penalty," he said.

    "I'd love the opportunity to compete, but that isn't why I'm doing this."

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    If you want a recap of what was said in the second part of Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey then go to the BBC Cycling page.

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    We'd like more of your reaction to the two shows. Do you believe in forgive and forget? Should Armstrong be allowed to return to sport whether as a competitor, manager or coach? Do I come across like Jerry Springer?

    Tweet us using #BBCLance

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    Well, "the truth will set you free" - that was beautiful Oprah. I thought he was going to name the people that knew about his doping? As if.

    The second part was certainly more schmaltzy - but that was expected. The tears finally trickled when he mentioned his children. What more did we learn about Armstrong? He seemed resigned to having said farewell to competitive sport. He also mentioned "process" a lot - the process of rehabilitation. He also owes people a lot of apologies.

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    Armstrong: There's another moral to this story. For me, it's about that ride and about losing myself and getting caught up in that. Doing things along the way that let me do that.

    Oprah: You know what I hope the moral of the story is? What Kristin that taught you in 2009, 'the truth will set you free'.

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    Oprah: Are you at a space not apologising but knowing that you have shattered people's lives?

    Armstrong: Yes. Yes. Yes. I don't need to be back in that place when I can slip like that. If I had one of my kids act like that (reflecting on archive video shown of him) I'd be apoplectic.

    Oprah: Are you a better human being because of what has happened?

    Armstrong: Without a doubt. This has happened twice. When I was diagnosed. I was smarter, but then I lost my way. I can't lose my way again. Only I can control that.

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    Oprah: Were you trying to pay off Usada (US Anti-Doping Agency)?

    Armstrong: No, that is not true. In the 1000-page document, there was a lot of stuff, everything was in there, so why wasn't that in there? Oprah, it's not true.

    Oprah: No one representing you?

    Armstrong: Nobody, I had no knowledge of that. I asked around. Nobody no. I think they said it was $250,000, it was broad number and that's a lot of money. I would know about that.

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    They had a break - we're back. Oprah's hit him with a biggie...

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    Oprah: Are you hoping your lifetime ban will be lifted?

    Armstrong: Selfishly yes. But realistically, I don't think that's going to happen.

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    Armstrong's eyes well up as he talks about his son who defended his father against accusations of doping.

    This is what Oprah's good at. Armstrong seems genuinely affected as he recalls the story.

    Armstrong: I said to Luke, 'don't defend me anymore'.

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    Oprah: (On his comeback in 2009 having retired in 2005) Did you expect to win?

    Armstrong: Yes. I thought and still think the sport is very clean. I thought I was coming back to a clean sport and a level playing field. I expected to win (the 2009 Tour de France). At the end I thought I just got beat by two guys who were better.

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    Oprah: When something like this happens do you think it will bring a change in you?

    Armstrong: I've got work to do. There's not going to be a tectonic shift.

    Oprah: Are there people who knew about this that wanted you to stop?

    Armstrong: Of course.

    Armstrong talks about his ex-wife Kristin Richard


    @AdamMillsUK : There's a wry smile there when Oprah refers to the Tweet. Just a pompous, ridiculous ego that thought he'd never be beaten. Whoops. #BBCLance

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    We're on another break. So now we know Armstrong feels remorse and he would say sorry to Sunday Times writer David Walsh - although he had to be pushed on that. I'm not sure the pair will meet up for a ride on a tandem.

    Have your say on the show so far on Twitter - use #BBCLance

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    Oprah: How do you see yourself?

    Armstrong: This is heavy. This is messy. I'm doing therapy. I'm the type of person who can't do this sporadically. This is going to be a long process.

    Oprah: Is there real remorse? Or is there a sense of 'I'm sorry I got caught'?

    Armstrong: I'm only starting. Do I have remorse? Absolutely. Will it grow? Absolutely. I'm paying the price but I deserve it.

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    Armstrong: I do want to compete again. Hell yes. I love to train. Race.

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    Oprah: Do you owe David Walsh an apology?

    Sunday Times chief sports writer Walsh investigated Armstrong and played a significant part in his downfall. Armstrong filed a libel case against the paper and the paper settled out of court.

    Armstrong: I'd apologise to David.

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    Oprah: Do you think banned substances contributed to you getting cancer?

    Armstrong: I don't think so. I never had a doctor suggest that to me. I don't think so.


    ‏@mattgreen14: #BBCLance whatever happens, he's ruined his whole legacy. He was an idol in my childhood, and now one of my heroes is a cheat

    ‏ Lance's nose starts quite red, perhaps it's because it's about to start growing #bbclance #armstrong #Oprah

    @OneFootThere: Watching Part 2 of the Lance interview, I am admittedly intrigued. Curious to hear about the effects on his personal life. #BBCLance

    Tweet us at #BBCLance

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    They're on a break. What do you make of it so far? Armstrong, who admitted to being flawed yesterday, now says he is disgraced, humbled and ashamed.

    What do you think he is? And what do you make of the show so far? Tweet us at #BBCLance

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    Oprah is reading out a letter about someone whose son had cancer and was inspired by Armstrong.

    Armstrong: Amen.

    Oprah: Are you facing your demons?

    Armstrong: Absolutely. It's a process. We're at the beginning of the process.

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    Armstrong on the decisions made by Livestrong: That was most humbling moment. (I was asked) to step down as chairman. A couple of weeks later the next call came - I was asked to step aside. That was the lowest.

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    Oprah: What was the most humbling moment?

    Armstrong: When Nike called and I was told I was out. Then everybody was out. I thought they would all leave, but I didn't think the foundation would leave (Livestrong - his cancer charity).

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    Oprah: Everything written about you starts with the word 'disgraced'. Do you feel disgraced?

    Armstrong: Of course. But I also feel humbled. I feel ashamed. This is ugly stuff.

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    Ready for part two? Lance and Oprah are. Here we go again. That voiceover man is back too. And the dramatic montages.

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    We've talked enough about Armstrong, what about Oprah? Well, the US viewing figures for the first part were 3.2m. Her previous best was an interview with Whitney Houston's daughter - which was watched by 3.5m.

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    The BBC Sports Editor David Bond said Armstrong's revelations were damaging but nothing new, while BBC sports news correspondent Gordon Farquhar provided seven questions that were left answered.

    So where will Oprah go with this tonight? Will she move on to non-drugs related matters?

    Did anybody count how many of her 112 questions she got through? 35?

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    You might also want to read what the world's press thought of Lance Armstrong's admission to doping and of the interview in general.

    We've produced a round-up for you on the BBC Cycling page. He received sympathy in China - no kidding.

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    What I enjoyed more than anything last night were your tweets which ranged in tone from anger to slight incredulity. I want more of the same... I mean tweets.

    So once again use the hashtag #BBCLance - let the banter begin. No swearing please.

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    You can watch a video report of the first part of the interview on the BBC Cycling page. There was also plenty of reaction - you might want to read what British Olympic champion Nicole Cooke said about the 41-year-old Texan - 'with both barrels' will give you a clue.

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    Ready for the second part of Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey?

    Previously on Oprah...

    American sporting icon Lance Armstrong admits to doping during his career.

    He also revealed:

    • he took performance-enhancing drugs in each of his Tour wins from 1999-2005
    • doping was "part of the process required to win the Tour"
    • he did not feel he was cheating at the time and viewed it as a "level playing field"
    • he did not fear getting caught
    • "all the fault and blame" should lie with him
    • he was a bully who "turned on" people he did not like
    • his cancer fight in the mid-1990s gave him a "win-at-all costs" attitude
    • he would now co-operate with official inquiries into doping in cycling

    So what will he confess to tonight? Surely it can't trump part one? Stay tuned.

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