Lance Armstrong Escapes Doping Charges
Federal prosecutors close investigation
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2012 4:36 PM CST
Lance Armstrong attends the 2011 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge on August 6, 2011, in Bourne, Massachusetts.   (Getty Images)

(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.