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Armstrong Says ‘Sorry’ To Livestrong Staff Before Oprah Interview

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LIVESTRONG Founder and Chairman and Lance Armstrong (L) and cancer survivor Tracy Elliman (R) of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, listen during a news conference at the National Press Club March 24, 2011 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

LIVESTRONG Founder and Chairman and Lance Armstrong (L) and cancer survivor Tracy Elliman (R) of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, listen during a news conference at the National Press Club March 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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AUSTIN, Texas — A person with knowledge of the situation says Lance Armstrong has apologized to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation. He did so before heading to an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the discussion was private.

Armstrong addressed the staff Monday and said, “I’m sorry.” The person said the disgraced cyclist choked up and several employees cried during the session.

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