If Lance Armstrong is hoping for some leniency from anti-doping officials, he will have to do more than sit down for an interview with Oprah.
The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency says Armstrong "didn't name names" in the interview -- and didn't say who supplied him, or which officials may have been involved.
Armstrong has been stripped of all of his Tour de France titles and banned for life. A reduction of the ban, perhaps to eight years, could allow him to compete in triathlons in 2020, when he's 49.
But those in cycling and anti-doping circles believe if he wants to reduce his ban, he will have to turn over everything he knows.
The race director of the Tour de France says, "He couldn't have done it alone." He says he wants to know who else took part.
The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, who will have the biggest say about whether Armstrong can return to competition, says the televised confession is a small step in the right direction. But Travis Tygart says if Armstrong is "sincere" about wanting to "correct his past mistakes," he'll testify under oath about all of the doping activities.
035-w-37-(Jackie Quinn, AP correspondent, with Oprah Winfrey and Lance Armstrong, in broadcast on Oprah Winfrey Network)--Lance Armstrong has finally come clean about his use of banned substances during his seven Tour de France victories, and the denials that went on for over a decade. AP correspondent Jackie Quinn reports. (18 Jan 2013)
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APPHOTO NY152: FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, speaks during an interview at his office in Colorado Springs, Colo. Admitting he cheated was a start. Now, it's all about whether Armstrong is ready to give details, lots of them, to clean up his sport. Tygart, who will have the biggest say about whether Armstrong can return to competition, called his confession a small step in the right direction. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File) (16 Oct 2012)
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APPHOTO NY153: FILE - In this July 6, 2004, file photo, U.S. Postal Service's Lance Armstrong rides ahead of Team Phonak's Tyler Hamilton,, center, and T-Mobile's Jan Ullrich, of Germany, during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Waterloo, Belgium, and Wasquehal, northern France. Admitting he cheated was a start. Now, it's all about whether Armstrong is ready to give details, lots of them, to clean up his sport. Hamilton, whose testimony helped lead to Armstrong's downfall, says if Armstrong is willing to provide information to clean up the sport, a reduction in the sanctions would be appropriate. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File) (6 Jul 2004)
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