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Friday, February 3, 2012

Prosecutors drop Lance Armstrong doping investigation [CNN]


Lance Armstrong has denied doping and never failed a drug test.
Lance Armstrong has denied doping and never failed a drug test.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times
  • Other riders accused him of using performance-enhancing drugs
  • Prosecutors had called witnesses to a federal grand jury
(CNN) -- Justice Department prosecutors said Friday that they are closing a criminal investigation of champion cyclist Lance Armstrong without filing charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
A statement from the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said the seven-time Tour de France winner will not be charged but did not explain the reasons for the decision.
Armstrong has consistently denied doping. He was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs by other riders but never failed a drug test.

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