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24 Hours of Booty will continue to support Livestrong


In an interview with Oprah Winfrey Monday, Lance Armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs to help him win seven Tour de France titles.

The World Anti-Doping Agency says if Armstrong wants to reduce his lifetime ban from sports, he needs to make a "full confession under oath".

An attorney who is familiar with the legal aspect of Armstrong's troubles told The Associated Press the Justice Department is highly likely to join a whistleblower lawsuit filed against Armstrong by former teammate Floyd Landis. The suit could result in Armstrong being forced to pay a substantial amount of money to the U.S. Government.

Armstrong reportedly apologized to the Livestrong staff before his interview with Oprah.

You may recall, 24 Hours of Booty is a big supporter of the Livestrong organization.

WBTV asked 24 HOB if Armstrong's confession changes anything for the organization. We received the following statement from 24 Hours of Booty Executive Director Basil Lyberg:

"24 Hours of Booty will continue to support LIVESTRONG in the fight against cancer. What they have done for survivorship and ensuring that people have the resources they need to beat this deadly disease is unparalleled. 2.5 million people have been served by LIVESTRONG and close to $500 million has been raised for people and families affected by cancer.

We haven't seen an impact on donations or registrations for our four 2013 events related to LIVESTRONG.  Our dedicated riders and supporters go above and beyond to raise money to fight cancer, support LIVESTRONG and support local cancer charities. 

We're proud of our association with LIVESTRONG and will continue to fund their programs in the future."

To read more about Armstrong's interview with Oprah, click here.

WBTV will continue to follow this story as more developments unfold.

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