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WADA: Armstrong's Attempt At Reduced Ban 'Almost Too Late'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- WADA director general David Howman says Lance Armstrong has not done enough to get his life ban reduced and that his latest attempt for rehabilitation is coming too late.

Speaking to The Associated Press on the sidelines of a WADA symposium, Howman said the American cyclist did not seize the opportunities he had to come forward with the details of his doping past.

Armstrong met with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart this month in hopes of getting a reduction of his ban but has yet to get in touch with WADA.

Howman said Armstrong had the chance to tell the truth but "did not do it before the independent commission that was established by the UCI, he did not do it with USADA, he has not done it with us."

Howman says "it's almost too late."

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