It's official, Oprah Winfrey will interview cyclist Lance Armstrong on Thursday, Jan. 17. Could this be Lance's opportunity to come "clean" to the American people? I think so, it is Oprah, you know! It seems all celebrities and athletes who "stumble" feel a need to talk to Oprah. Oprah will be making the trip to Austin for the 90-minute interview, which is the first interview since Armstrong was stripped of his cycling titles for doping.

Reports say we can expect Oprah to ask the big questions, including the alleged doping, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career.

The interview will be aired on Thursday, Jan. 17 on Oprah's OWN channel as part of her "Oprah's Next Chapter." The tell-all interview will also be simultaneously streamed live on Oprah.com.

It was a sad day when Armstrong, 41, was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in October 2012, after allegations that he had been using banned substances and receiving blood transfusions for years.

Armstrong was a hero to so many. The man even battled testicular cancer and started the LIVE STRONG Foundation to help others with cancer cope, as well as promote cancer awareness.

Armstrong, who has spent so much energy fighting accusers and whistleblowers, that some question whether an interview with Oprah will even help his cause.

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