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Are we got some breaking news on the trouble that's going on for the world's most famous cycle list.
The Anti Doping Agency that the United States has filed charges against Lance Armstrong and -- threatening to strip the seven time -- -- prize winner of all of his victory is.
And get him barred from an event just days away which it seems it successfully done.
Molly Henneberg thrive on this in Washington so is this new evidence and and why aren't paid in a continuing to go back to this.
Hi Martha probably the newest charge by the US Anti Doping Agency the USA DA is that blood samples from Lance Armstrong in 2009 in 2010.
After he came out of his first retirement.
-- -- Fully consistent with blood that's been boosted to enhance performance.
The USA DA also says it has ten -- Phillips and other Armstrong team employees who will testify that Armstrong was doping for over a decade.
The agency also is bringing charges against five others associated with Armstrong's cycling team.
The USA DA said a statement quote we do not choose whether or not we do our job based on outside pressures intimidation or for any other reason other than the evidence.
Our duty on behalf of clean athletes and those that value the integrity of sports.
Is -- fairly and thoroughly evaluate all the evidence available and when there's credible evidence of doping take action under the established rules.
-- the agency can't bring any kind of legal or criminal charges against Armstrong but it can take away it's his seventh -- -- titles of the charges are proven.
And also marked as you were saying he's temporarily suspended from competing and try out the lines when she took up after you finish site.
Where I would imagine that losing those titles might be worse for him and that some of the other punishments that would be possible so.
Armstrong has said that he thinks that this agency has that quote vendetta.
Against him is there any evidence to that.
-- he says the agency is dredging up quote discredited allegations motivated by spite.
And -- after the Justice Department ended a two year investigation of him in February that did not yield any charges.
Still as he's always maintained Armstrong said in a statement quote.
I have never -- And unlike many of my accusers I have competed as an endurance athlete port 25 years with no spike in performance -- more than 500 drug tests and never failed one.
Armstrong has until -- week from tomorrow to respond to the USA DA the case may end up before an arbitration panel later this year.
Martha my thanks very much my however and --
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