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Lance Armstrong Stepping Down as Chairman of Livestrong

The cyclist announced he is stepping down as head of the cancer charity this morning, just before NIKE severed ties with Armstrong amid his doping scandal.

 

Lance Armstrong has announced that he is stepping down as Chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, commonly known as Livestrong, as a result of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) report detailing allegations of his doping, which he has adamantly denied, according to USA Today.

Last week, the USADA released a report detailing the allegations against Armstrong, including testimony from 11 former teammates.

The USADA also ordered 14 years of Armstrong's career results erased, which includes seven Tour de France titles.

NIKE followed up Armstrong's announcement by releasing a statement that they are cutting ties with the cyclist.

Livestrong was founded in 1997, and has raised $500 million to support cancer patients. The charity will continue to exist with Armstrong, a cancer survivor, on the board.

Read more in the USA Today Article.

Many Perkiomen Valley residents are avid cyclists - what do you think about the investigation, and Armstrong's decision?

matt October 17, 2012 at 01:36 PM
this is very sad. he NEVER failed a drug test.
p bresn October 18, 2012 at 01:22 AM
you r mistaken my friend...r u kidding me????? hes a fraud.

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