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Lance Armstrong faces new doping allegations

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Lance Armstrong arrives at a training session during a rest day of the 2010 Tour de France. Nathalie Magniez/Getty Images

What's next for Lance Armstrong? The seven-time Tour de France winner is facing yet another round of doping allegations. A few months ago, federal prosecutors closed their 2-year investigation without bringing charges.

But now, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed new charges against Armstrong. In the USADA's letter to Armstrong, USADA states it has evidence dating back to 1996.

Armstrong says he's innocent and that these allegations are a "vendetta," motivated by "spite." But if Armstrong is found to have used performance-enchancing drugs, he could lose all all seven of his Tour de France titles.


Reed Albergotti, reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

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