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May 22, 2011 9:13 PM by Jordan Mason

'60 Minutes' report: Armstrong encouraged doping

Lance Armstrong 's former teammate, Tyler Hamilton, says Armstrong and other team leaders encouraged, promoted and took part in a doping program in an effort to win the Tour de France in 1999 and beyond, according to a report aired Sunday night on "60 Minutes."

Hamilton says he saw Armstrong take banned drugs EPO and testosterone and also saw him receive a banned blood transfusion.

The show also uses unidentified sources to report that another Armstrong teammate and close friend, George Hincapie, testified to the grand jury looking into the case that he and Armstrong supplied each other with EPO and discussed having used testosterone to prepare for races.

Armstrong has long denied doping and has never tested positive.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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