Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Armstrong Steps Down From Livestrong

Armstrong Steps Down From Livestrong, The embattled cyclist will relinquish his role as chairman of the cancer-fighting charity. The Lance Armstrong story, and fallout, continues. On Wednesday morning, multiple reports indicated that Armstrong will be stepping down as head of his LiveStrong cancer foundation.

This is a major public relations blow for Armstrong; LiveStrong's trademark yellow bracelets are omnipresent at fitness events, and even people unconcerned with whether Armstrong retains his seven Tour de France titles can understand and appreciate the impact of an organization devoted to improving cancer awareness and research.

The move is the latest in a wave of bad news for Armstrong, whom the United States Anti-Doping Agency has painted as the kingpin and mastermind of a complex international doping ring. Armstrong has maintained his innocence throughout the entire investigation.


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