Lance Armstrong, during the interview with Oprah Winfrey that was recorded Monday and began airing Thursday night. George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network/Getty Images hide caption

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Lance Armstrong, during the interview with Oprah Winfrey that was recorded Monday and began airing Thursday night. George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network/Getty Images hide caption

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Oprah Winfrey talks to cyclist Lance Armstrong in Austin, Texas, on Monday. The first part of the interview airs Thursday night. George Burns/Courtesy of Harpo/AP hide caption

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Lance Armstrong, right, faces several court cases tied to evidence that he cheated. One of the suits was filed by his former U.S. Postal Service teammate Floyd Landis. Here, the pair ride during the 2003 Tour de France. Paolo Cocco/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lance Armstrong at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, celebrating his bronze medal performance. Pedro Ugarte /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lance Armstrong in 2010. Timothy A. Clary /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lance Armstrong, seen here at a LIVESTRONG Challenge Ride in October 2012, might be willing to confess to doping — in exchange for an easing of his lifetime ban, according to reports. Cooper Neill/Getty Images hide caption

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Lance Armstrong, in the yellow leader's jersey, during the 2002 Tour de France. Now, there's no winner of that race or the six others in which he finished first. Mike Powell/Getty Images hide caption

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