5 Apr 2013

Armstrong pulls out of Texas swimming event

11:30 am on 5 April 2013

Lance Armstrong has decided not to compete in a Masters swimming championship in Texas after swimming's international governing body raised objections about his entry.

FINA issued a statement pointing out that athletes convicted of doping offences were barred from entering events sanctioned by the world swimming body.

No one had filed a grievance against Armstrong competing in an event which does not come under the umbrella of the US Anti-Doping Agency.

It would have been the banned cyclist's return to competitive sport.