Lance Armstrong offered donation to USADA: Reports

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart has claimed that a representative of Lance Armstrong had offered them a donation of USD 2,50,000 back in 2004.

In an interview, Tygart said he was surprised by the offer and promptly rejected it citing conflict of interest.

"It was a clear conflict of interest for USADA," Tygart was quoted as saying by a news agency on Wednesday.

"We had no hesitation in rejecting that offer," he said.

However, Armstrong’s attorney Tim Herman has denied the allegations.

“No truth to that story. First Lance heard of it was today. He never made any such contribution or suggestion," he was quoted as saying.

Armstrong’s glittering cycling career was sullied by doping allegations following which he was banned for life and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. The 41-year-old has strongly denied that he cheated but recent reports suggest that he is considering confessing to doping.