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LONDON Jan 20 Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong
received support from another fallen sportsman on Sunday when
Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson said the American will be forgiven
Armstrong, 41, admitted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey
this week that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the
Tour de France seven times. Last year he was stripped of his
titles after being labelled a "serial cheat" by the United
States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Johnson, one of sport's most notorious dopers having won the
1988 Olympic 100 title before his medal was taken away three
days later for taking steroids, said Armstrong could still
rebuild his standing with the public.
"American people will forgive him," Johnson told BBC radio.
"I don't think it will be tough for him to make a living. I
hope he can move on and do good things. If he can find some way
to make a living he will be fine.
"I think people will judge him differently, based on what he
did for humanity and for cancer."
(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by John Mehaffey)