Hot off the satellite, Prime has secured the rights to screen The World According To Lance Armstrong, the ABC documentary where Australia’s award-winning current affairs journalist Quentin McDermott reports on allegations surrounding the disgraced cyclist, talking to people who worked for him, rode with him and some who raced against him.
This one-hour special has exclusive footage of Armstrong being deposed in 2005 due to the drug allegations he faced, and also includes the deposition of New Zealander Stephen Swart, a former team mate of Armstrong.
Armstrong maintains he has never used performance enhancing drugs. He claims he has never tested positive in hundreds of drug tests. Many who know him well now say he is lying.
The story they tell describes a ruthless competitor who will do anything to win races and earn millions of dollars in prize money and endorsements. It details over ten years of drug use that began before he was diagnosed with cancer. It also tells a story of a man prepared to vilify former friends and employees if they dare to cross him.
The World According To Lance Armstrong screens Sunday November 4th at 8.35pm on Prime.