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Rule bars Lance Armstrong

Updated: June 16, 2012, 2:06 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

The World Triathlon Corporation's board of directors has decided to leave in place a rule that suspends Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong from participating in Ironman events.

Under the rule, athletes "under investigation" for alleged doping offenses are suspended from competing in WTC-sanctioned triathlons.

The immediate consequence of the board's decision is that seven-time Tour winner Armstrong will not be permitted to race at an Ironman event June 24 in France. ...

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