Lance Armstrong Escapes Doping Charges

Federal prosecutors close investigation

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 3, 2012 4:36 PM CST

(Newser) – Good news for Lance Armstrong: Federal prosecutors won't charge him with doping, reports the AP. Authorities announced today that they're shutting down a two-year investigation into whether Armstrong juiced his way to repeated Tour de France glory. Armstrong has denied the charges all along, even as former teammates (like this one) went public with their allegations. Prosecutors didn't explain what prompted the decision.

Lance Armstrong attends the 2011 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge on August 6, 2011, in Bourne, Massachusetts.
Lance Armstrong attends the 2011 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge on August 6, 2011, in Bourne, Massachusetts.   (Getty Images)
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