Transcript for Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal: Cyclist Stripped of Seven Titles
We have some breaking news now on lance armstrong, the global governing body of cycling has just announced moments ago it will ban armstrong for life and strip him of his seven tour titles. Abc's neal karlinsky joins us from seattle with the very latest on this breaking news. Neal? Amy, this is it. That is going on right now, officially stripping armstrong, banning him for life saying, quote, there is no place in cycling for lance armstrong. This is the final hurdle and not officially epic downfall. Lance armstrong turning into a virtual outcast in just a matter of days. In what looked at time as more like a good-bye party than celebration, armstrong made two appearances this weekend but he didn't concede much. People ask me a lot, how are you doing? I tell them, I've been better. But I've also been worse. Reporter: As his reputation, sponsorships and influence have falling off a cliff, the silence surrounding his message over the years has begun to crack. A former competitor testified in this deposition that armstrong was going to throw a r with a $1 million. What was the prize? 50? Is it fair that you were not to challenge armstrong? That's correct. Reporter: Celina roberts tells story we heard repeatedly, whenever a doping question was raised it was met with threats and intimidation. I don't think there's really any politician or celebrity or athlete who has really put together the machinery to, you know, suppress reporting of that like lance armstrong has. Reporter: Former bicycling magazine writes, armstrong could make an advertiser disappear from our pages. Armstrong said they tried to smear her when they heard she was investigating doping allegations. And she said livestrong was never far from the surface. Something others referred to as his cancer shield. You're surrounded with the perception if you're not pro-lance, then, certainly, you're pro-cancer. A pile of multimillion-dollar lawsuits are coming next and he'll also have to return millions more in prize money. The trouble keeps coming for lance. Amy. Thanks very much. And now, any of you who think you have bad luck in neighbors. Stick around for this
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