7 Feb 2013

Armstrong gets extension to decide whether to co-operate

6:45 pm on 7 February 2013

The US Anti-Doping Agency has given disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong two more weeks to cooperate fully in an investigation into cycling's doping scandal in return for a possible reduction of his life ban.

Armstrong had initially been given until today by USADA to answer questions under oath, but that has been extended after Armstrong's attorney said the timing for an interview could not be accommodated.

After years of denials, Armstrong finally admitted last month that he had cheated his way to a record seven Tour de France titles with systematic use of banned, performance-enhancing drugs.

Last year he was stripped of his titles after being labeled a serial cheat by the USADA.