Oprah Winfrey with Lance Armstrong in Austin, Texas
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Los Angeles – Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive no-holds-barred interview with Lance Armstrong “Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive” Part 1 premiered tonight on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide on Oprah.com.

Below are select interview excerpts and clip links (with embed code) from tonight’s interview.

The conversation continues as “Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive” Part 2 airing Friday, January 18 from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN and simultaneously streaming LIVE worldwide on Oprah.com. In the interview, Winfrey speaks with Armstrong in Austin, Texas in the only interview since the seven-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsement deals after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report accusing the renowned cyclist of doping throughout his career. Armstrong was given a lifetime ban on competing professionally. Late last year, Armstrong resigned as chairman of the foundation he created, Livestrong, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in the fight against cancer. Topics include the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating and use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

Additionally, the interview will simulcast in over 100 countries across Western Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific on Discovery Channel, TLC, DMAX and Home&Health, with additional international markets airing both episodes over the weekend. Viewers should check their local listings.

Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive, Part 2 — First Look

In Part 2, Oprah’s exclusive, no-holds-barred conversation with cyclist Lance Armstrong continues. Topics include the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

Lance Armstrong’s Confession

For the first time since cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from elite competition by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, he sits down for a no-holds-barred interview, with Oprah. For years, he’s denied that he used banned substances to enhance his cycling performance. Will he finally come clean? Find out now.

Why Lance Armstrong Is Ready to Come Clean

For more than a decade, Lance Armstrong adamantly denied that he ever used banned substances—like erythropoietin (EPO), testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone—to improve his cycling performance. Now, after admitting his guilt to Oprah, Lance reveals why he decided to finally tell the truth.

Lance Armstrong’s Reckless Behavior and Ruthless Desire to Win

Lance Armstrong opens up about his reckless behavior; his association with controversial Italian sports trainer and medical consultant, Dr. Michele Ferrari; and his flaws that were magnified by fame. Watch as he reveals how his desire to “win at all costs” and his arrogance made him willing to risk it all.

Lance Armstrong’s “Inexcusable” Attacks

After Emma O’Reilly, a former masseuse for Lance Armstrong’s cycling team, told the media that a doctor backdated a cortisone prescription for Lance, the champion cyclist went on the attack. Lance sued Emma, even though he now says she was telling the truth. Watch as Lance reveals how his desire to control every outcome made him do “inexcusable” things. Plus, find out how he’s trying to make amends.

Why Lance Armstrong Says He Had to Dope to Win

Between 1999 and 2005, Lance Armstrong led the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team and, later, the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team to the top of the podium at the Tour de France seven consecutive times. Find out why Lance believes he and some of his teammates had to dope in order to win.

Lance Armstrong Reveals Details of His Doping Scheme

Code words. Private jets. Secret blood transfusions. For almost a decade, Lance Armstrong was involved in a systematic doping ring that spanned several countries. How did it work? Watch as Lance shares details and reveals which banned substances went into his cocktail.

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