Nike Cuts Ties With Lance Armstrong Charity Livestrong

LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2013 (AFP) - Nike has ended its partnership with disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong's anti-cancer charity Livestrong, the campaign group said Tuesday. The Austin, Texas based Livestrong Foundation thanked the global sportswear giant Nike -- which broke all ties with Armstrong himself last October -- saying it had helped raise over $100 million for it … [Read more...]

Livestrong ‘Disappointed’ by Lance Armstrong’s Deception

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WASHINGTON, Jan 19, 2013 (AFP) - Livestrong, the cancer charity founded by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, said Thursday it was "disappointed" that he had deceived the organization and many others about doping. "We at the Livestrong Foundation are disappointed by the news that Lance Armstrong misled people during and after his cycling career, including us," it said after the broadcast … [Read more...]

Livestrong Charity Expects Armstrong To Be ‘Truthful’ In TV Interview

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by Robert MacPherson WASHINGTON, Jan 16, 2013 (AFP) - The cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong said Wednesday it expects the disgraced cyclist to be "completely truthful and forthcoming" in his upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey. The Livestrong Foundation issued a statement on the eve of the broadcast of Armstrong's much-anticipated pre-recorded interview -- his first … [Read more...]

Livestrong Charity Drops Armstrong’s Name

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AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 12, 2012 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's cancer battling charity took another step to dissociate itself from the disgraced former cycling champ by dropping his name from its title. The Lance Armstrong Foundation will now be officially known as the Livestrong Foundation, in the latest move by the charity to separate itself from its founder. The American was recently … [Read more...]

Armstrong Steps Down From Livestrong Board

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CHICAGO, Nov 12, 2012 (AFP) - Disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong has stepped down from the board of the cancer-fighting Livestrong charity he founded 15 years ago in the wake of a huge doping scandal. Armstrong voluntarily resigned from the board on November 4, nearly three weeks after he stepped down as chairman, his replacement said in a statement provided to AFP on Monday. … [Read more...]

Armstrong Speaks To Livestrong Backers

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by By Charles Boisseau AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 19, 2012 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong shook off the cloud of doping allegations dogging him Friday as he urged backers of his Livestrong charity to continue the fight against cancer. Armstrong founded Livestrong after his own battle with testicular cancer, but this week stepped down as its chairman after the US Anti-Doping Agency released a … [Read more...]

Armstrong Dropped By Nike After Leaving Livestrong

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by Charles Boisseau AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 17, 2012 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer charity on Wednesday as Nike broke all ties with the disgraced cycling star over "seemingly insurmountable evidence" of doping. Both developments came as the International Cycling Union (UCI) faced growing pressure to reveal how the 41-year-old … [Read more...]

Armstrong’s Cancer Charity Faces Doping Fallout

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by Arthur MacMillan WASHINGTON, Oct 11, 2012 (AFP) - The impact of doping allegations leveled at Lance Armstrong does not end on the cycling circuit. The fallout encircles Livestrong, the charity he founded after recovering from cancer. Launched in 2003 as an online resource for cancer survivors, the charity achieved global brand recognition a year later by adopting a yellow … [Read more...]

Armstrong Says “Not Afraid” of USADA Report

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by Clement Sabourin MONTREAL, Aug 31, 2012 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong, branded a drug cheat by the US Anti-Doping Agency, said Wednesday he was "not afraid" of any report USADA might make to the International Cycling Union. "No, no, I'm absolutely not afraid," Armstrong told AFP after he was joined by hundreds of fans for a seven-and-a-half-kilometer (4.7-mile) training run up Mount … [Read more...]

Armstrong To Ride In US Cycling Event

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 30, 2011 (AFP) - Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong plans to ride for at least a couple of days in the 39th Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, his manager told the Des Moines Register on Thursday. The week-long annual event, sponsored by the newspaper, is set to take place on July 24-30. Mark Higgins, Armstrong's manager, said the cycling star will … [Read more...]