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Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong told a crowd in Brooklyn that he relates to the Netflix doping documentary "Icarus." Armstrong appeared on a panel discussion after a screening of the film, which has been shortlisted for the Best Documentary Academy Award, along with director Bryan Fogel and producer Dan Cogan. The film starts as a look at the impact of performance-enhancing drugs on amateur cyclist Fogel, but ended up exposing Russia's state-sponsored doping program during the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. The scandal led, in part, to Russia being formally banned from the 2018 Games. Armstrong said he related to feeling publicly exposed by doping revelations, and what he felt were particularly "strong statements" and accusations from the media. He also insisted that the Russian cyclists with whom he's competed were “good guys. Good people.” In 2012, Armstrong was banned from all sports for life for failure to follow the World Anti-Doping Code, and was stripped of all titles earned from August 1998 onward. – VARIETY