Lance has ended his fight against doping charges -- he will lose his seven Tour de France titles and be banned for life from ever competing again, according to a new report. Read on for all the details.
The seven-time Tour de France victor, Lance Armstrong
, announced late Thursday, Aug. 23, that "enough is enough," and he will no longer fight his investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, 'Enough is enough.' For me, that time is now," Lance, 40, said in a statement.
In June 2012, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency accused Lance of using, possessing, trafficking
and giving to others performance-enhancing drugs, as well as covering up doping violations.
At the time, Lance denied the accusations. "I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one," he said on his website.
Now, Lance has quit the race. Upon his decision to no longer fight against these charges, all results since Aug. 1, 1998 will be stripped from Lance's career.
USADA chief executive officer Travis T. Tygart
issued a statement
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