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Lance Armstrong may admit to doping to resume career

Lance Armstrong, who this fall was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports, has told associates and anti-doping officials that he is considering publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career, according to several people with direct knowledge of the situation. He would do this, the people said, because he wants to persuade anti-doping officials to restore his eligibility so he can resume his athletic career.

For more than a decade, Armstrong has vehemently denied doping, even after anti-doping officials laid out their case against him in October in hundreds of pages of eyewitness testimony from teammates, e-mail correspondence, financial records, and laboratory analyses.

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