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Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 10/24/2012

CNN to air ‘World According to Lance Armstrong’ for first time in U.S.


July 29, 2001 file photo shows Lance Armstrong during ceremonies after he won the Tour de France cycling race . (LAURENT REBOURS - AP)

In the wake of Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal — and just days after he stepped down from the Livestrong foundation and lost multiple endorsement deals — CNN will air the U.S. debut of “The World According to Lance Armstrong,” a documentary critical of Armstrong that has only previously aired in Australia.

The film, which details the case against the famed cyclist, has footage of a videotaped deposition, in which Armstrong says he’s innocent of using banned substances during his athletic career.

Reporter Quentin McDermott interviews people close to Armstrong, including former teammate Tyler Hamilton, and friends Betsy and Frankie Andreu, all of whom say Armstrong is guilty of doping. McDermott also reviews suspicions of Armstrong’s usage of steroids and other performance enhancements, going back to the 1990s.

Earlier this summer, Armstrong was handed a lifetime cycling ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which said he would be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

The film, originally produced by Four Corners for the Australian Broadcast Corporation, will air Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m., midnight and 3 a.m.

By  |  03:49 PM ET, 10/24/2012

 
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