London: Lance Armstrong has stepped down as a board member of Livestrong, the cancer-support charity he founded in 1997, the organization said on Monday.
"Lance Armstrong has chosen to voluntarily resign from the Board of Directors of the Livestrong Foundation to spare the organization any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding his cycling career," Livestrong chairman Jeff Garvey said in a statement. We are deeply grateful to Lance for creating a cause that has served millions of cancer survivors and their families."
Armstrong, a survivor of testicular cancer, had previously stepped down as Livestrong's chairman. The 41-year-old had his seven Tour de France victories nullified and was banned from cycling for life last month after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) sanctions against him.
USADA published a report that said the now-retired rider had been involved in the "most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen."...more
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Paris: The Lance Armstrong doping scandal reaches a decisive day on Monday when cycling's governing body announces whether it has ratified the US Anti-Doping Agency's sanctions but whatever happens the affair is set to run and run. International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid will hold a news conference at 1100 GMT on Monday at which he is widely expected to confirm that Armstrong, 41, is banned for life and...
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A much-awaited report on Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban should be sent to cycling's world governing body no later than October 15, a spokesman for the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Wednesday. "USADA is in the process of finalizing the written reasoned decision in its US Postal Services pro cycling doping case," Annie Skinner said in an email to Reuters. "We will provide the reasoned decision addressing the lifetime bans...
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