CLEARED

Lance Armstrong Investigation Closed

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong must be breathing a sigh of relief. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they were dropping their investigation into whether he committed any crimes—like defrauding the government, money laundering, or drug trafficking—by doping. At issue was Armstrong’s main team sponsor: the United States Postal Service. Investigators were looking into whether government money went to purchase performance-enhancing drugs. Prosecutors did not say why they were dropping the investigation, but released a statement confirming the matter had been closed. Armstrong has denied that he ever doped.