Ex-USADA chief says Lance Armstrong representative offered payment: Report

He said Tygart reported the call to him, and "within 30 seconds" Madden told Tygart to call back and reject the offer, since a donation from a person who could be drug-tested by the agency would be improper.

updated: January 20, 2013 10:54 IST
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Los Angeles: Former US Anti-Doping Agency chief Terry Madden told US media on Saturday that Lance Armstrong did offer USADA a donation in 2004, contrary to the shamed cyclist's claim in a confessional TV interview.

Armstrong's vehement denial of the claim made by current USADA chief executive Travis Tygart, came in the second installment of his pre-recorded interview with talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Friday.

"This is another personal attack on Travis Tygart and the United States Anti-Doping Agency," Madden, chief executive of the agency from 2000-2007, told the New York Daily News.

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