FRENCH NEWSPAPER CLAIMS ARMSTRONG ADMITTED EPO USE

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Prestigious French newspaper Le Monde on Friday claimed Lance Armstrong admitted he has taken the performance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO) and other banned substances before being treated for cancer in 1996.

The paper says Armstrong?s former team mate Frankie Andreu and his wife Betsy said under oath at a hearing of a Texan arbitration case between Lance Armstrong and prize money insurance company SCA that they heard Armstrong admit to taking 'EPO, testosterone, growth hormones and cortisone', before he began his treatment for testicular cancer.

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