The chief exec of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says they will ban Lance Armstrong from cycling for life and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles for doping.
The news came moments after Armstrong chose to end his fight against USADA's allegations that he took performance-enhancing drugs.
He said he has never tested positive. His decision is not an admission of guilt, but a choice to devote more time to his family and his Livestrong foundation for cancer survivors. (Armstrong overcame advanced cancer just a few years before his string of Tour de France victories.)
Armstrong says USADA doesn't have the authority to vacate his Tour titles. However, the chief exec told The Associated Press that USADA can do it.
The exec called the Armstrong case a "heartbreaking" example of a win-at-all costs approach to sports.