Lance Armstrong on Monday apologized to staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation before he sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a highly anticipated interview, but a subsequent report from the Associated Press indicated that the seven-time Tour de France champion did not fully admit to use of performance enhancing drugs.
From the AP's report, which quoted an anonymous source with knowledge of the discussion:
The person also said Armstrong apologized for letting the staff down and putting Livestrong at risk but he did not make a direct confession to the group about using banned drugs. He said he would try to restore the foundation's reputation.
Armstrong urged the group to continue fighting for the charity's mission of helping cancer patients and their families. After the meeting, Armstrong, his legal team and close advisers gathered at a downtown Austin hotel for the interview.