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Cyclist Lance Armstrong is interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in Austin, Texas, in this Jan. 14, 2012, handout photo courtesy of Harpo Studios. (Reuters)

Cyclist Lance Armstrong is interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in Austin, Texas, in this Jan. 14, 2012, handout photo courtesy of Harpo Studios.

(Reuters)

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Armstrong ‘leaves it all on table’ tonight

After a week of leaks and speculation, everyone will get to make up their own mind today about Lance Armstrong. The first installment of the disgraced cyclist’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, taped Monday, will air tonight, just as the cyclist is hit by yet more bad news: Olympic officials have decided to strip him of the bronze medal he won in Sydney in 2000. Despite acknowledging drug use in the interview, Mr. Armstrong has been forced to defend himself over just how contrite he was with Ms. Winfrey. As far as Lance is concerned, he “left it all on the table,” he said in a text to AP.

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