Report: Lance Armstrong Charged in Doping Conspiracy
Cycling champ Lance Armstrong has been formally charged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, The Washington Post reports.
With the new allegations, Armstrong could lose his seven Tour de France titles, a letter from the USADA stated to Armstrong and five of his associates.
Additionally, Armstrong has been immediately banned from participating in triathlons, competitions he started taking part in following his retirement in 2011.
According to The Post, the USADA’s June 12 letter to Armstrong and his former associates accuses them of engaging in a massive doping conspiracy from 1998 to 2011.
The USADA also charges that blood samples obtained from Armstrong in 2009 and 2010 were “fully consistent with blood manipulation including EPO use and/or blood transfusions.”
Armstrong, however, has always maintained he has never tested positive for doping.