In the wake of the highly publicized two-night interview of Lance Armstrong by Oprah Winfrey both Thursday and Friday nights of this week, the United States Anti-Doping Agency has come out with a response to Armstrong's insistence that he is sorry and other like-minded comments in the interview. Specifically, the organization believes that if the world-famous cyclist is truly repentant, then he can back up his words with some specific actions.
In a prepared statement, USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart said:
"Tonight, Lance Armstrong finally acknowledged that his cycling career was built on a powerful combination of doping and deceit. His admission that he doped throughout his career is a small step in the right direction. But if he is sincere in his desire to correct his past mistakes, he will testify under oath about the full extent of his doping activities."
Armstrong came out on Thursday saying that he was prepared to win over his fans as much as they would let him. "I will spend the rest of my life trying to earn back trust and apologize to people," he told Winfrey.
The interview will continue on Friday night on the Oprah Winfrey Network.