February 3rd, 2012
05:46 PM ET

Prosecutors: No doping charges against Lance Armstrong

U.S. Justice Department prosecutors Friday said they are closing a criminal probe of champion cyclist Lance Armstrong without filing charges alleging 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.

Prosecutors called witnesses to a federal grand jury in Los Angeles as they investigated the case, but they apparently determined that they lacked evidence to bring a doping charge.

Armstrong retired from professional cycling for a second time last year.

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  1. Road warrior

    @ TO JOEY!!!!! When was the last time you researched performance inhancing drugs? HGH, EPO, along with a prolifera of other things. I follow a clean regimemof supplements and not illegal by any means! Let say it again and may , just maybe you will understand,OK? Im on B12 something developed with the help of lance armstrong FRS product and his energy drink, no illegal ingredients, cliff bars, caffein gel shots from cliff and and fruit blocks from cliff and cytomax energy + electrolites. So let me ask you ,is this cheating? He lance is a machine on a bicycle, a true beast. If you like to find out than start riding yourself other wise read the medical background related to armstrong. It seems to me that you might side with snitches such as FLOYD LANDIS. He tryed to get a lot of people in trouble who were legal . Plus, if your so well versed in racing than your favorite snitch was busted for hacking medical records of lance armstrong. Good bye stupid

    February 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
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