New York, NY (Sports Network) - Lance Armstrong spoke with Oprah Winfrey on Monday and reportedly told her that he did use performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.
The interview is scheduled to be broadcast Thursday on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Winfrey met with Armstrong in his hometown of Austin, Texas. Details were not provided, but the New York Times cited two people who were briefed on the interview as saying he made some kind of confession.
"Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2 1/2 hours . He came READY!" Winfrey wrote on her Twitter account after the interview.
While it was unclear how much detail Armstrong went into about his doping practices, Winfrey's website last week said the discussion would be a "no- holds-barred interview."
Armstrong won the Tour de France, cycling's most famous race, from 1999-2005, but was stripped of all seven titles in October of 2012 following a lengthy investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
USADA accused Armstrong of using, attempting to use or possessing EPO, blood transfusions, testosterone, corticosteroids and masking agents, and said blood samples from 2009 and '10 showed data that was "fully consistent with blood manipulation including EPO use and/or blood transfusions."
The 41-year-old cancer survivor, who adamantly denied doping for years, was issued a lifetime ban from cycling amid USADA's findings, causing him to be dropped by multiple sponsors and forcing him to step down from Livestrong, the cancer-fighting charity he founded.
Reports also indicated that Armstrong apologized to members of the Livestrong Foundation on Monday.