Lance Armstrong has quit the board of his namesake foundation - the latest fallout from allegations of doping that brought about the cycling icon's epic downfall.
He chose to resign from the Lance Armstrong Foundation - known by the name Livestrong - "to spare the organization any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding his cycling career," according to a statement by Jeff Garvey, the foundation's chairman.
"We are deeply grateful to Lance for creating a cause that has served millions of cancer survivors and their families. We are beholden to the Armstrong family for the nearly $7 million in contributions throughout the foundation’s history. Lance Armstrong was instrumental in changing the way the world views people affected by cancer."
Armstrong previously gave up his position as chairman in the wake of the growing scandal, but said he would remain involved.
Although the Tour de France has revoked the seven victories that made him a legend, Armstrong tweeted a photo over the weekend showing himself lounging on a sofa beneath the seven prized yellow jerseys.
He has long insisted he did not cheat, and attacked those who accused him of using illegal substances. But the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency found "overwhelming" evidence that he was involved in "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program."
Lance Armstrong has done great harm and great good in his life. How many of us out there do not walk in the same shoes?
You go Lance . You got them . All your team mates are winers
wow, he cheated(so they say) at a stupid boring race that the majority of people couldn't care less about, I think they should execute the man too.
When 20 of the 21 top 3 finishers (in those Tours de France Armstrong won) are tied to doping, it might be time to reexamine the entire sport of cycling.
That's 95% of those on the podium that "cheated".
An example of projection if ever there was one.
In Salem Mass they hung many women for being witches. They didn't need proof either.
We at Miracle Health & Wellness is fighting for a similar cause, we will love to partner up with you all and conduct fundraisers for each other foundations.
Dare to dope, Little Mister; dare to dope.
To use the stupid pot argument, why not legalize doping and all the problems will go away.
Is it just me or do all of the Armstrong defenders sound like the same voice? I bet 80% of these emails could be traced back to a handful of Lance's friends – if not Lance himself. Notice how many have an angry tone?
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